Admission Process Change

Friday, September 08, 2006 at 12:17:21 PM

Admission Process Change at United Health Services Hospital
Effective August 16th

Most patients will be admitted to the hospital will be placed in an observation status. Case managers will review the patientís visit using CMS criteria and change the admission status to inpatient as appropriate.

This change has been reflected in Physician and Nurse View under Case/Visits. Be sure to use arrival date and discharge date when using this information for physician billing as admission date will reflect when the patientís status changed, not when they arrived at the hospital.

This change is due to CMSís (Medicare) observation rules. If you have any questions contact Case Management at 763-5289.

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