Health Information Technologies and Processes

Wound Clinic Patients

  • 1.  Wound Clinic Patients

    Posted 10-21-2019 14:56
    Our wound clinic patients sign a treatment consent at their first visit. These are recurring encounters. Patients frequently have debridement procedures at multiple visits. Should the patients be signing a procedure consent for every debridement procedure? I'm curious how others with wound clinics handle these.

    Susan Kufahl, RHIT, CHPS, CHDS
    HIM Operations Coordinator
    Fort HealthCare

  • 2.  RE: Wound Clinic Patients

    Posted 10-22-2019 08:32
    Are you hospital based or independent?  Are you accredited by an external agency or surveyed by your state health department?  Does your accrediting/licensing body have regulations that address informed consent?

    Mary Meysenburg, MPA, RHIA, CCS