Hospital discharge planning is a process that determines what care is necessary after a patient leaves the hospital. Discharge plans are an important part of preventing hospital re-admission.
The Medicare Rights Center has developed a series of tools to help people with Medicare and those who counsel them to understand the hospital discharge planning and transition process. These tools include:
- A brief, consumer-friendly Guide to Hospital Discharge Planning available in English and in Spanish.
- Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the hospital transition process, including information on what Medicare beneficiaries can expect to pay for hospital services, and what post-hospital care is covered by Medicare.
- Slide presentations targeted at consumers and at professionals that can be downloaded and used in educational events in your community.