The proposed changes to the Conditions of Participation for Discharge Planning will likely have profound effects on how case management departments organize their work. It will also affect the workloads of RN case managers and social workers. Patients in ambulatory settings such as outpatient surgery, outpatient procedures, and emergency departments will all need to be assessed for the purpose of creating a discharge plan. Family caregivers and physicians will be expected to be much more involved than they have in the past. Case management departments will be expected to follow patients via phone calls as they transition out to the community.
Why should you attend this webinar?
Case managers and social workers are the drivers of the discharge planning process. Transitional and discharge planning has become more than just the movement of the patient out of the hospital. They encompass a "process" that starts at the point of admission and follows the patient beyond discharge. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have recently added more "teeth" to the process as it is outlined in the Conditions of Participation for Discharge Planning. Discharge planning is no longer a destination but a process that starts before the patient is admitted to the hospital and continues after they are discharged.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Transitional planning as a process, not a destination.
The current discharge planning requirements under the Conditions of Participation for Discharge Planning
The new CMS changes related to transitional and discharge planning and how they will impact your practice.
How to engage providers and patients across the continuum in the discharge planning process.
The best ways to transition patients across the continuum of care.
How to evaluate the effectiveness of your discharge planning program.
Ways that you can ensure that your department is ready and able to meet the changes related to discharge planning.
Who can Benefit:
Director of Case Management
Vice President of Case Management
Director of Quality
Nursing Vice President
Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN is Partner and Health Care Consultant in Case Management Concepts, LLC, a consulting company which assists institutions in designing, implementing and evaluating acute care and community case management models, providing on-site education to case management staff, and strategies for assisting health care organizations in improving their case management department's efficiency and effectiveness.