Re: Meditech "X" number

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We also get alot off "drop off" (outreach) specimens.  What we've done to
ensure good TAT is to use the short "REF" admission (one page) and use a
dummy client in the client field.  Then we send the face sheet of the
admission we've created along with the insurance info to admissions and they
go through a routine that changes the short client admission into a long
admission.  This seems to make both departments happy----as you know we are
not admissions staff and they don't understand turn around time.
Feel free to contact me if you need any more info.

Howard Young Medical Center
Woodruff, WI

-----Original Message-----
From: <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2001 10:21 PM
Subject: Meditech "X" number

>If you are a Meditech user, please read on:
>The majority of our work are outpatient specimen drop offs.  Each
>must be given an "X" number before we can process the specimen.  The
>Admitting process is 7-8 pages long.  Unfortunately our Admitting
>cannot handle the overload, therefore, our turn around time suffers.  Some
>requisitions do not return to the lab for 4-5 hours.  How do Meditech users
>handle specimen drop off (SDO) requisitions?  Does any lab admit their own
>outpatient reqs on a short form, then enter the rest of the admitting
>demographics at a later time?    Please advise me on an easier and faster
>to admit these requisitions and please be specific.  Thank you.

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