Collaborative planning and coordination for post-hospital care

Case Management

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford provides support to patients and families while in the hospital. Our Case Managers collaborate with other services to plan and coordinate your child’s inpatient and post-hospital care.

Registered Nurse (RN) case managers function as a liaison between the treatment team and physician, patient and family, and the payor. The RN case manager is responsible for discharge planning, coordination of care, referral to appropriate resources, and utilization management.

Members of the case management team may include:

  • A MediCal coordinator who initiates and submits MediCal TAR's for all inpatient services.
  • A CCS coordinator who submits medical documentation for all CCS inpatient referrals and service extensions.
  • Case management liaisons who support RN case manager functions.
  • Others who secure funding and/or coordinate resources for underfunded patients as necessary.