The clinical case manager has a leading role in safe effective patient discharges to the appropriate level of care, while taking into considering cost effectiveness, quality and safety, and evidenced-based patient outcomes, while adhering to regulatory requirements.
Within 24 hours to 48 hours.
As soon as convenient, just as long there is documentation in the chart.
Up to 72 hours.
Simultaneously with the admission assessment.
Within 24 hours.
Within 24 hours and update throughout the hospital stay.
Only if there is a firm discharge plan identified.
Physical, mental, behavioral status
The patient progressing/responding to treatment plan
Should reflect an interdisciplinary approach
Should never be documented, because it was a verbal interchange.
Discuss discharge readiness and appropriate level of care (ICU, SDU, RNF)
Leave a note on the chart for the physician to address the anti-coagulation requirement of SCHIP/post-op patients.
Page the OT on duty to find out when the evaluation will occur.
Wait for the PT therapist to tell the OT therapist.
Ask the hospital's Utilization Department to arrange for a skilled nursing facility precertification.
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