How C-L services can comply with new HCFA guidelines.
A psychiatric consultation report form was developed to efficiently and accurately meet the stringent Medicare documentation guidelines that go into effect July 8,1998.
This form was designed for use in academic institutions where the consultation team includes teaching physicians, psychiatric residents, and medical students.
Medicare has strict requirements regarding who may document each element of the consultation for billing purposes.
These requirements were taken info account in the design of this form.
Two academic consultation-liaison psychiatric services piloted the form and conducted internal audits to evaluate its usefulness.
The accuracy of billing improved twofold at one site because the form facilitated rapid completion of details requisite to justify CPT codes of complex assessments.
This saved considerable time and effort over the previous methods used to determine an appropriate level of billing.
Critical information was documented more frequently, thereby meeting the documentation requirements more consistently.
Instructions for use, criticisms, and cautions are given.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychiatrie liaison, Consultation psychiatrique, Législation, Recommandation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Financement, Economie santé, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Liaison psychiatry, Psychiatric consultation, Legislation, Recommendation, United States, North America, America, Financing, Health economy, Mental health, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0382986
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 25/01/1999.