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In 2015, CMS introduced proposed rules for discharge planning. These proposed rules were to be used to update the current rules under the Conditions of Participation for Discharge Planning. In 2019, CMS provided the elements of the proposed rules that would be adopted in November 2019. This month, we will discuss the current rules, the proposed rules, and the final rules published in 2019.
Financial Disclosure: Author Melinda Young, Author Jeanie Davis, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Editor Jonathan Springston, Editorial Group Manager Leslie Coplin, and Nurse Planner Toni Cesta, PhD, RN, FAAN, report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.