Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Your Discharge Planning Checklist. [Booklet/Form]. http://www.medicare.gov/publications/pubs/pdf/11376.pdf.Revised January 2012. Accessed July 25, 2014. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a checklist that prompts patients and caregivers to ask questions about key discharge planning topics including their likely care needs, the options for continuing care, post-discharge care instructions, community-based resources, and more. The checklist is intended to encourage patients and caregivers to actively participate in the discharge planning process and reflects CMS’ goal to achieve high-value, person-centered health care. Providers can make use of the checklist by: (1) making staff aware of the checklist; (2) including it in pre-administration and/or admission paperwork; and, (3) by encouraging staff to work with patients and caregivers to complete the checklist.