The medical staff can approve "protocol" orders based upon a specific symptom/scenario. The order would ultimately still need to be signed off. Protocol orders must be reviewed annually. There are probably a lot more "rules" but it is possible.
Terry Clark, RHIA, CCS
Director, Corporate Coding NTX
Baylor, Scott & White
I commit to leading the HIM corporate coding team so that we will provide consistent and accurate coding and billing information.