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Hospital Discharge Planning

Provider Type

  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
    (does not apply to HSP)
  • Hospitals

Counties Covered

  • Fresno
  • Kern  
  • Kings
  • Los Angeles
  • Madera
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego 
  • San Joaquin
  • Stanislaus
  • Tulare

Participating providers are required to work with hospitals to create an appropriate discharge plan for Health Net members, including post-hospital care and member notification of patient rights.

Each hospital must have a written discharge planning policy and process that includes:

  • Counseling for the member or family members to prepare them for post-hospital care, if needed.
  • A transfer summary that accompanies the member upon transfer to a skilled nursing facility (SNF), intermediate-care facility, or a part-skilled nursing or intermediate care service unit of the hospital.
  • Information regarding each medication dispensed must be given to the member upon discharge.

Members have the right to:

  • Be informed of continuing health care requirements following discharge from the hospital.
  • Be informed that, if the member authorizes, a friend or family member may be provided information about the member's continuing health care requirements following discharge from the hospital.
  • Actively participate in decisions regarding medical care. To the extent permitted by law, participation includes the right to refuse treatment.
  • Appropriate pain assessment and treatment.
Last Updated: 05/23/2022