Discharge Planning: Best Practices Including a Review of the Conditions of Participation

09mar12:00 pm1:30 pmDischarge Planning: Best Practices Including a Review of the Conditions of ParticipationSDAHO Webinar

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Case Management Bootcamp Part 3 of 5


Discharge planning has become more than just the movement of the patient out of the hospital. It is a “process” that starts at the point of admission and follows beyond discharge and through the continuum of care. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have proposed more “teeth” to the process, with updates to the discharge planning section of the Conditions of Participation. This program will review the most recent reimbursement challenges from the Medicare program as well as strategies for safely transitioning your patients across the continuum of care. Effective discharge plans can improve your hospital’s value-based reimbursement. We will review 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. Discharge planning is no longer a destination but a process! Learn how to be certain that your processes address the complexities of the new healthcare environment.

  • Understand discharge planning as a process not an outcome
  • Discuss the new CMS changes related to transitional and discharge planning and how they can impact your practice
  • Identify best practice strategies for transitioning patients across the continuum of care

CE’s: NHA & SW

Presenter: Toni Cesta, Ph. D, RN, FAAN, Founder, Case Management Concepts, LLC

Dr. Cesta is a founding partner of Case Management Concepts, LLC, a consulting company which assists institutions in designing, implementing, and evaluating case management departments and models, educational programs, onsite support for leadership and staff.

Dr. Cesta is the author of nine books in the field of case management, a frequently sought-after speaker, lecturer, and consultant, and is considered one of the primary thought leaders in the field of case management. Dr. Cesta also writes a monthly column called “Case Management Insider” in Relias Media’s Hospital Case Management newsletter in which she shares insights and information on current issues and trends in case management.

Dr. Cesta has been active in the research and development of case management for over 25 years. Her research in case management has included two funded studies measuring the effects of a case management model on congestive heart failure and fractured hip patient populations, with measures of patient satisfaction, quality of life, and short- and long-term clinical perceptions and outcomes.


Registration is free for SDAHO Members and $49 for Non-Members.

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