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CMS’ proposed discharge changes would hit home health agencies
Modern Healthcare

The CMS is proposing a massive overhaul of the discharge process for hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and home health agencies. The latter would likely be hardest hit, facing an annual cost of $283 million, the agency says.Under the proposed rule, providers would be required to develop a discharge plan within 24 hours of a patient’s admission or registration, and would have to complete that plan before the patient is discharged home or transferred to another facility.