Rehabilitation Medicine - Discharge & Post Discharge Planning
Our Goals for you while you are in the rehabilitation unit are to:
- to increase your functional level of independence.
- to prepare you and your family for a safe discharge home.
Discharge planning is a process that begins on admission with your case manager. Your case manager will review you and your family:
- your discharge goal
- discharge options
- available community resources
Transportations ( guidelines for services):
Managed Medicare: pre-authorization is required from your insurance carrier.
Medicaid: will provide the mode of transportation that meets your medical needs as determined by the medicaid Transportation (livery cab service, ambulate, ambulance) regulations.
Commercial/Private Insurance: pre-authorization is required from your insurance carrier.
Private Pay: when cost of services is paid by the patient or family.
- Does not provide ambulette service.
- Provides ambulance service only when medical necessity applies as determined by Medicare regulations.
(Transportation Services will be discussed by the case manager with you and your family/ Once reviewed and authorized, arrangements will be made by the case manager.)
Post Discharge Services
Outpatient Services (both adult and pediatric):
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, and Neuropsychology
- Staten Island University Hospital Out patient Services
242 Mason Ave. SI, NY 10305 (718) 226-6610
- Qualifies Nurses, Therapists, and Social Workers: provide care and therapy in a home setting. The frequency and duration are determined by your insurance carrier.
- Home Health Aides: aides provide care with activities of daily living. The frequency and duration is determined by your insurance carrier.
Subacute Rehabilitation / Short Term Placement:
- May be available through your insurance carrier when a skilled need exists. Your insurance carrier provides authorization based on their determination of your skilled need.
- You will be asked to provide a list of your five facility choices.
- With HMO insurance plans, the hospital must apply to all contracted faculties in the network.
- With Medicare insurance:
- 1) Medicare will:
- For days 1-20, Medicare will pay 100%
- Days 21-100 are covered at 80%
- (may be covered through a secondary insurance plan.)