When will the hospital transition from an In-patient to an Outpatient unit?
The hospital must complete the transition from an In-patient to an Outpatient facility by 1 Oct 2018.
How can we ensure appropriate notifications are made when 31 FW beneficiaries are seen in the local network or require surgery?
The medical interpreters at the Pordenone hospital make notifications for active duty to the appropriate chain of command. For non-active duty beneficiaries, the patient must sign HIPAA and Italian medical release notification forms before any notifications are permitted. This is mandatory to ensure compliance with patient privacy laws. If a patient is incapacitated, the 31 MDG and 31 FSS will be notified and next of kin notifications will be made in accordance with the Casualty Affairs procedures.
Upon notification of positive pregnancy from the Family Health Clinic, your primary care manager will enter a referral for OB care in the local network. Referral management will aid in scheduling your first appointment at your chosen facility during the initial TRICARE briefing.
No OB care will be provided at the 31st Medical Group. Primary care mangers will still be available to address non-obstetric related concerns which may arise during the pregnancy.