New resource addresses discharge planning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sept. 10, 2020

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response recently published Discharge Planning and Care Coordination during the COVID-19 Pandemic, a resource developed in partnership with ACL and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  

This tool is designed to support nurses, social workers, case managers, and others conducting discharge planning for adults with disabilities after COVID-19 treatment.  

The resource:  

·       Describes legal protections for people with disabilities including the Olmstead decision; 

·        Explains the CMIST (Communication, Maintaining Health, Independence, Services and Support, Transportation) framework and person-centered planning; 

·        Provides considerations for three potential discharge scenarios to facilitate person-centered discharge planning and care coordination to the most integrated setting; and 

·        Highlights state and federal resources, including the aging and disability networks, to assist care coordinators and discharge planners.  

ACL has the release.

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