RE: Medicare compliance

From:"Carson, Karla" <>

We have been doing that also, but was just told in a recent audit that
wasn't good enough.  They wanted to see the order written in the chart.
Haven't resolved this problem yet.

Karla Carson
Regional Pathology Manager
Mercy Health Care Sacramento
Phone 916-453-4494
FAX 916-453-4397
e-mail <> 

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Weems, Joyce []
		Sent:	Wednesday, May 16, 2001 10:39 AM
		To:	'Barb Richmond'; ''
		Subject:	RE: Medicare compliance

		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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