RE: Medicare compliance

From:"Weems, Joyce" <>

We have a "Special Studies" section in the report that we count as
documentation for special stains, immunos, consults, etc. and count this as
the order. We also attach the order, from pathologist or clinician to the
requisition which we keep for 10 years. 
Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Barb Richmond []
	Sent:	Wednesday, May 16, 2001 10:11 AM
	To:	''
	Subject:	Medicare compliance

	Wondering how the rest of the Pathology World handles the regulation
	states, " all tests performed in the laboratory must have a doctors
	and must be documented in the patients chart."  Are you using a
	form when you get orders for special stains or immuno, or is the
	report considered enough documentation??????
	Barb Richmond
	Avera Mckennan Hospital
	Sioux Falls, S.Dak.

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