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.
- 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.