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HomeCare

New Patient Referrals

Successful HomeCare referrals require pre-planning and adequate time to process the request. While we try to accept all referrals, there may be contract or staffing details that affect our ability to do so.

It may be difficult for a family to learn new skills or understand HomeCare instructions late in the evening. The earlier the planning occurs, the more successful the discharge will be. New TPN referrals require 24 hours after the receipt of the TPN orders until the patient may be discharged.

Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

FAX orders to 858-966-4956 or enter through EPIC order entry (HomeCare Order Sets) including the following information to initiate a referral:

  • Demographic and insurance information for patient and guarantor
  • M.D. responsible for care in the home setting
  • Ordering and attending M.D.s
  • Signed physicians order (specific care/meds required)
  • History and physical/delivery record/progress notes
  • Special language requirements
  • If you are requesting medications, procedures, wound care, etc., we must have a copy of discharge orders to provide care.
  • Verification that family is aware of orders/care to be provided and agrees to possible financial responsibility without verification of benefits or authorization

2. HomeCare Staff  will verify HomeCare’s ability to accept patient referral.

Weekdays after Hours, Weekends and Holidays

3. Call Hospital operator at 858-576-1700 to contact staff on call to notify of new referral.

FAX orders to 858-966-4956 or enter through EPIC order entry (HomeCare Order Sets) including the following information to initiate a referral:

  • Demographic and insurance information for patient and guarantor
  • MD responsible for care in the home setting
  • Ordering and attending M.D.s
  • Signed physicians order (specific care/meds required)
  • History and physical/delivery record/progress notes
  • Special language requirements
  • If you are requesting medications, procedures, wound care, etc., we must have a copy of discharge orders to provide care.
  • Verification that family is aware of orders/care to be provided and agrees to possible financial responsibility without verification of benefits or authorization

4. HomeCare Staff will verify HomeCare’s ability to accept patient referral.