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H&P Requirements for OBS

  • 1.  H&P Requirements for OBS

    Posted 09-23-2019 11:29
    I am looking for information about timeframe requirements for H&P's on Observation admissions.   Our physicians are not wanting to complete an H&P within 24 hours on observation admissions and only want to complete a Short Stay Summary upon discharge regardless of how long the patient was in the hospital.  Any help is greatly appreciated.


    Jennifer Hendrix La Bombard

  • 2.  RE: H&P Requirements for OBS

    Posted 09-23-2019 12:48

    Hi, all of our H&Ps, regardless of visit type and especially for obs, must be done within 12 hours of admission. Administration monitors this very closely and holds the providers accountable if they do not comply.





  • 3.  RE: H&P Requirements for OBS

    Posted 09-25-2019 16:57
    Hello, all H&Ps for our facility must be completed and documented for each patient no more than 24-hours after admission.

    Carmen Grawe
    Health Information Services Manager
    Regional Medical Center