Health Information Technologies and Processes

Delinquency Rate

Loritta M. Black, Health Information Management,RHIA,CCS,CHTS-IM02-04-2020 13:52

  • 1.  Delinquency Rate

    Posted 01-31-2020 15:34
    I am curious...I want to poll other people a in acute care facilities. What is your average delinquency rate? What is your bed size?

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    Amie Tucker
    Him Supervisor
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  • 2.  RE: Delinquency Rate

    Posted 02-02-2020 21:43
    Hi. We are a 452 bed facility with a 1.5% delinquency rate.

    Karla






  • 3.  RE: Delinquency Rate

    Posted 02-04-2020 13:52
    Our system-wide average delinquency rate is 1%. We are a 9-hospital system with our largest hospital being 700+ beds. We centralized deficiency and delinquency management within the corporate HIM department a few years ago and have experienced wonderful results!

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    Lori Black, RHIA, CCS, CHTS-IM
    HIM Director
    INTEGRIS Health
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  • 4.  RE: Delinquency Rate

    Posted 02-04-2020 14:09
    At how many days post discharge are the records considered delinquent?

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    Nancy Kussrow
    Director, Him/Privacy Officer
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  • 5.  RE: Delinquency Rate

    Posted 02-05-2020 09:42
    I always think of it as delinquent means the record is past due to be completed.  Typically defined in your bylaws/rules and reg.

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    DeAnn Tucker
    HIM & Privacy Professional
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  • 6.  RE: Delinquency Rate

    Posted 02-05-2020 09:57
    Correct. I was curious of those who responded with their average rates how many days per their rules/regs,bylaws,policies they considered a record delinquent in order to do some comparisons.

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    Nancy Kussrow
    Director, Him/Privacy Officer
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  • 7.  RE: Delinquency Rate

    Posted 02-05-2020 10:04

    We do 30 days from discharge.

     






  • 8.  RE: Delinquency Rate

    Posted 02-13-2020 17:35
    Does anyone include outpatients (other than OBS and ambulatory surgical) in their rate calculations?

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    Janine Zaremba, RHIA
    HIM Director
    Cancer Treatment Centers of America
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  • 9.  RE: Delinquency Rate

    Posted 02-17-2020 09:09
    We do use the ER patients but we also calculate our delinquency with ER patients and without ER patients and we show the difference in our PI report. 


    Mayra Allemond
    HIM Director
    West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
    701 Cypress Street
    Sulphur, Louisiana 70663
    337-7189141 cell
    337-527-4117 office





  • 10.  RE: Delinquency Rate

    Posted 02-05-2020 10:13

    Ours is 30 days from discharge.

     






  • 11.  RE: Delinquency Rate

    Posted 02-05-2020 12:54
    15 days for us.

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    Lori Black, RHIA, CCS, CHTS-IM
    HIM Director
    INTEGRIS Health
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  • 12.  RE: Delinquency Rate

    Posted 02-17-2020 11:05
    15 days.

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    Kimberle Johnson
    [Director HIM/Privacy and Compliance Officer]
    Campbell County Health
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