December 8th Is the Deadline for Completing Charting Deficiencies

As year-end is quickly approaching, our Health Information Management department must code and bill as many cases as possible by December 8th in order for the hospital to recover payment in 2021. We are requesting that all physicians access the Chart Completion folders in their InBaskets and complete all documentation deficiencies immediately, whether delinquent (noted […]

C. Difficile Testing Reminders for Medical Staff

Reducing hospital-onset C. difficile is an important focus of our infection prevention efforts. Over the past several years, a multidisciplinary team has developed and implemented action plans encompassing hand hygiene, contact precautions, appropriate use of antibiotics (notably fluoroquinolones), and testing. That last piece—testing—warrants some reminders. Please remember the key points below, and refer to the […]

Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Test No Longer Performed In House

The Hemoglobin Electrophoresis test can no longer be performed in-house due to a manufacturing issue. Such tests are now sent out to our reference laboratory with an expected turn-around time of 3-5 business days. This change will not have any impact on the ordering format, but results may appear differently. If you have any questions, […]