Meet the Editors
Lee M. Duke, MD
Mary Beth Schweigert
Corporate Communications Specialist
The protocol emphasizes patient identification and pre-procedure verification, site marking and the time-out process.
Old definition – tied to inflammatory changes – often led to overdiagnosis of the condition.
There are numerous ways to report issues or concerns involving compliance, patient safety or a specific case.
All admitting providers should remain diligent about outlining medical necessity for hospitalization and reasons for expecting at least two full days of hospital care.
Also: Providers asked to limit utilization of fentanyl and hydromorphone PCAs to patients with documented allergy/intolerance to morphine.
Misidentifying patients can result in the wrong tests, blood work, procedures and medications.
Medicare changes require careful attention, understanding of nuances and proper coding of procedures.
Geriatrician Dr. Leon Kraybill offers practical advice for physicians who want to start the conversation.
Clinicians can use the camera integrated into Haiku and Canto devices to capture clinical images.