I'm interested on this as well. Thanks.
Leah R Beck, RHIA
Health Information Management
The medical staff bylaws or policy and procedures must specify the mandatory components to be included in the H&P. For outpatient procedures, it is permissible to have a focused rather than a complete H&P. The bylaws or policy should specify the required components of this format as well. CMS does give some guidelines as well. Hope this helps.