Involuntary Discharge/Transfer Notification Requirements

The Conditions for Coverage (CfC) require all facilities to notify both the Network and your State Survey Agency, within specified time parameters, of all involuntary discharges and transfers.

We would like to remind facilities of the document “Notifying the Network of Involuntary Discharges and Involuntary Transfers,” available at http://www.nwrenalnetwork.org/G/Involuntary.pdf.  This document was created to assist dialysis facilities in complying with the requirements of the CfC and Survey Interpretative Guidelines, and to help facilities understand what Northwest Renal Network will be requesting in order for it to fulfill Network goals and the terms of its current CMS Contract.  You can find a link to this IVD/IVT document on our Social Workers page, http://www.nwrenalnetwork.org/SW/SW.htm.

Better yet, if you’re considering an involuntary discharge or transfer, first contact the Network Patient Services Coordinator, Lisa Hall (lhall@nw16.esrd.net), to help you negotiate a better outcome.

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