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What is the Transfer Center?
The Transfer Center serves as a gateway for requests from other facilities to send patients to an inpatient bed at Keck Medicine of USC or Keck Norris Cancer Hospital. The referring facility is not required to have a Keck Physician’s approval to request a transfer.
Who can initiate a referral?
Case Managers, insurances, third-party or hospital representatives, physicians and medical directors.
Patients and families should request a referral through their physician or assigned case manager.
Keck Medicine of USC Transfer Center Goals
- To seamlessly transition patients from outside referring facilities to Keck Medicine of USC for appropriate medical treatments.
- To provide a convenient one-step process for physicians and health care professionals to transfer patients to Keck Medicine of USC and USC Norris.
Our multidisciplinary transfer process engages our registered nurse intake coordinators, Keck physicians and financial counselors to ensure an expedited response to all transfer requests. Our coordinators and physicians will collaborate to identify an appropriate accepting physician; our financial counselors will work directly with insurance agents to limit financial liabilities to patients and families. At Keck Medicine of USC we are focused on providing the right care with the right resources at the right cost.
Rapid Transfer Service
If needed, the Transfer Center can coordinate the transport of your patient through our Rapid Transfer Service. The appropriate level of transportation is determined after consultation among the transferring and accepting physician and our highly trained transfer team.
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