Medical necessity software for Meditech users
To all Meditech users please read on:
Does anyone use the medical necessity software that Meditech offers at no
cost? If so, at what point does the software check the diagnosis codes, at
the enter/edit requisition field? Is it working for your laboratory? At our
hospital the admitting dept. is responsible for admitting outpatient
requisitions and getting an "X" number, but the turn-around-time is too long.
Our laboratory director wants the lab staff to admit outpatient
requisitions using a one-page admitting screen to obtain an "X" number, so we
can speedily proceed with testing, and admitting department will then
complete the 6-page admissions form when time permits, but we are at a
stumbling block with medical necessity.
The medical necessity software Meditech offers comes up when ordering the
tests. Therefore, if we admit the patient using the one-page admission form
(REF), we must also code the clinical diagnosis in the Abstracting module,
(this is presently done by Admitting when registering the outpatient reqs).
The lab does not have time to code diagnoses. Can anyone help? Thank you.
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