Discharge and Transitional Planning Under the New CMS Rules - 2016

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Prerecorded Event
Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
60 minutes
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CMS Changes to Transitional and Discharge Planning and their Impact on your Practice!


There is more to discharge planning than just the movement of the patient out of the hospital. Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have updated the discharge and transitional process.

Join expert speaker Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, in this 60-minute session to review the most recent changes from the Medicare program as well as strategies for safely transitioning your patients across the continuum of care. Learn how to engage other members of the interdisciplinary care team in the process of planning for the patient’s movement across the continuum including verbal and written hand-off communication. Transitional planning is no longer a destination but a process! In this session know how to be sure that your processes address the complexities of new healthcare environment.

Session Highlights:

  • Understand how to interpret the new CMS rules for discharge planning.
  • Receive guidance on how to implement the new rules.
  • Calculate the impact of the new rules on your case management departmental resources.
  • Get tips and tools on case management documentation.
  • Get tools for auditing your case management department’s discharge planning activities.
  • Understanding transitional planning as a process not as an outcome.
  • The new CMS changes related to transitional and discharge planning and how they will impact your organization.
  • Strategies for engaging the interdisciplinary care team in the discharge planning process.
  • Identify the best ways to transition patients across the continuum of care.
  • Additional resources that may be needed to respond to the new discharge planning regulations.
  • Understand the impact of documentation on discharge planning process.

Session Agenda:

  • Discharge planning definition
  • Foundation of an effective discharge planning
  • Current rules and regulations
  • Regulatory and financial influences
  • CMS CoPs: Discharge planning 482.43
  • Federal Regulations – Social Security Act
  • The IMPACT Act
  • The future of the 3-day stay rule

Who should attend

  • Directors of Case Management
  • Directors of Social Work
  • Discharge Planners
  • Social Workers
  • RN Case Managers

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About Our Speaker

Toni G. Cesta - Healthcare Case Management Expert

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.

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