Requirements for hospital discharges to post-acute care providers

June 8, 2023

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid issue new guidance for hospitals when discharges from hospitals and transfers to post-acute care providers occur.

Highlights of the new guidelines include:

  • Reminding state agencies (SAs), accrediting organizations (AOs), and hospitals of the regulatory requirements for discharges and transfers to post-acute care providers.
    • Highlighting the risks to patients’ health and safety that can occur due to an unsafe discharge.
    • Recommendations that hospitals can leverage to improve their discharge policies and procedures to improve and protect patients’ health and safety.

To read the full updated guidelines, click here. (Zosia Stanley)


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