I need help, am a new Grad. RN and new to hospice. The problem that am facing is charting. (Neg.- charting) What is Neg.- charting. Can I buy a book to help me with this. I start my new job next Monday March 02, 2009. Any advice and or example would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all who respond.
Mar 2, '09
rnboysmom is correct regarding charting toward decline. This is most important to document for the patient to maintain medicare/medicaid eligibility. If the patient doesn't show decline on paper (the chart) they may have to be discharged. If you document even the smallest change, or loss of independence, it may mean the difference if the patient staying on service or discharged. Patients are recertified after the initial 90 days, a second 90 day period and every 60 days after. Hope this helps.
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