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Revision to State Operations Manual (SOM), Hospital Appendix A - Interpretive Guidelines for 42 CFR 482.43, Discharge Planning
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Discharge Planning Guidance Revised: SOM Hospital Appendix A has been revised to update the guidance for the discharge planning Condition of Participation (CoP). • Advisory Boxes: Included in the updated interpretive guidelines are “blue boxes,” to display advisory practices to promote better patient outcomes. The information found in these advisory boxes is not required for hospital compliance but only resurce information or references for process improvement. • Automated Survey Processing Environment (ASPEN) Tags: ASPEN Tags for discharge planning CoPs have been reorganized. A number of tags were eliminated. These changes were made in 2012. CMS