Healthcare Leadership and Innovation

Consents for Re-occurring Appointments

  • 1.  Consents for Re-occurring Appointments

    Posted 10-26-2020 08:00

    Good morning, would anyone be willing to share your organizational practice for obtaining consent for re-occurring appointments or orders, such as labs?  Do you obtain a new consent for each visit, or how long is the consent considered valid?

    Thank you for your time.



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    Misty Hamilton, MBA, RHIT
    Professor/Director HIMT

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  • 2.  RE: Consents for Re-occurring Appointments

    Posted 10-27-2020 11:29

    Interested in the same question.

    Thank you,
    Nellie Lunsford, RHIA



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    Nellie M Lunsford, RHIA
    Dir of Compliance Education
    nlunsford@chambershealth.org
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  • 3.  RE: Consents for Re-occurring Appointments

    Posted 10-27-2020 11:53
    Hi everyone,

    I am completing a Masters Degree in Legal Studies for Healthcare Law.  

    This is a question that I would be happy to research and answer.  I'll provide citations as well so everyone will have the same information.

    Thank you,
    Michelle Bottone





  • 4.  RE: Consents for Re-occurring Appointments

    Posted 10-27-2020 13:24
    Edited by Michelle Bottone 10-27-2020 13:24
    Good afternoon Ms. Hamilton,

    I am so sorry that this research is taking me a while.  I am first starting at the Federal Level, and I am looking for "Standing Orders 2020."  This is not an easy subject to research.  I completely understand your issue and wanted to let you know that I am still working on this.  I am tenacious when it comes to research, so I WILL find an answer for you that encapsulates your question.

    If by chance, I believe that my research is lacking important details, I will outright tell the group.

    For example, I completely understand the second part of your question.  I have hypothyroidism.  My doctor gives me a standing order that is good for four months, which means (for me) that I can get my TSH levels drawn twice from the one order.  Then I would go back to my doctor's office and repeat the process.  That is the process in PA, but I am not sure whether that is a Federal Mandate (see how this requires detail?).

    I will keep working on this, and give you the best result I can.

    Thank you,
    Michelle Bottone

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    Michelle Bottone CCS, CDIP
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  • 5.  RE: Consents for Re-occurring Appointments

    Posted 11-06-2020 11:04
    Michelle,

    Thank you so much for all of your hard work.  We tried to research it as well and did not find much information.

    Misty

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    Misty Hamilton, MBA, RHIT
    Associate Professor/Director HIMT
    Zane State College
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