Discharge planning

Discharge planning begins on admission review and continues throughout the hospital stay. Activities include arranging for services such as home health and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) needed after discharge and coordinating transfers to lower levels of care to minimize inappropriate use of hospital resources.

To help facilitate beneficiary reintegration, Humana Military nurses conduct post-discharge calls to beneficiaries with traumatic injuries, burns, high-risk obstetrics, back surgery, hip and knee replacements and prolonged hospitalization of more than 20 days.