Situation: With the news of an Ebola patient visiting northeast Ohio, there may be patients calling or presenting to your office concerned about Ebola. Background: The Dallas nurse visited our area last weekend and flew back to Texas on Monday, Oct. 13. On Wednesday, Oct. 15, she was diagnosed with Ebola. She had limited contact […]
Dear Medical Staff Members, As the concerns about Ebola in Northeast Ohio continue to escalate, this edition of Pediatric Pulse is dedicated exclusively to this topic. A rational, logical approach is necessary, and we as healthcare professionals must lead the way in a calm but comprehensive manner. I applaud the work being done by our […]
The procedural sedation policy and delineation of privilege forms have been updated and include eligible prescribing APRNs. Physician Assistants are not able to prescribe medications for the purposes of sedation at this time in Ohio.
The following is a summary of the process to attain the non-core privilege(s) for minimal and/or moderate sedation.
The CDI team has noticed an increase in the number of queries being sent to physicians regarding excisional and non-excisional debridement. Coders cannot assume that the debridement of bone, fascia or muscle is always excisional.