Clinical News – April 2019

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Discharge codes are time based.  The billing provider must document his/her total time along with discharge management services personally performed.

  • Only the time spent by the billing provider on the day of discharge is billable time
  • Includes as appropriate:
    • Final examination
    • Discussion of the hospital stay with the patient & caregivers
    • Coordination of Care
    • Instructions for continuing care to all relevant caregivers
    • Preparation of the discharge records – including note completion
    • Prescriptions
    • Referral forms
    • Attending physician’s time discussing instructions to residents to carry out the above
  • Example: I spent 35 minutes today in discharge planning time including discharge exam, parent education, and coordination of care.
  • There are two levels of services based on provider time: Up to 30 minutes, and 31 minutes are above.  For questions please contact Brenda McManemy.
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Level of Service

When admitting a patient to the hospital from a clinic visit be sure to select the “Admit from office to hospital” button under “Level of Service”.                

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Clinical News – March 2019

Pediatric Specialty Care Now Available in South County Washington University pediatric specialists are now providing outpatient care to patients in the Jefferson County and South St. Louis County areas. The following specialties are available at the new multispecialty center: Allergy/Pulmonary Cardiology Endocrinology Gastroenterology Infectious Diseases – coming soon Nephrology Neurology …

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Clinical News – September 2018

Our newest location in Shiloh, IL is open.  Current pediatric providers at this location are listed below.  Echos and PFTs will be available. Mary Fournier MD, Adolescent Christina Kwong MD, Allergy Pulmonary Brooke Polk MD, Allergy Pulmonary Ginnie Arbarbanell MD, Cardiology Caroline Lee MD, Cardiology Ellen Kim MD, Endocrinology Kevin …