Entry required?

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  • Specializes in MDS/Case Management. Has 35 years experience.

Hi, 

we have a patient who admitted and left AMA within 4  hours.  The only thing she would let us do is take her vital signs, is an entry and then a discharge required?  She has Blue Cross Medicare HMO.

Thanks!

Talino

1,010 Posts

Specializes in ER CCU MICU SICU LTC/SNF.

Yes to both, regardless of payer.

amoLucia

7,735 Posts

Specializes in retired LTC.

I took a guess, and said YES.

As per usual, Talino, you are so informative.

LindaC1

2 Posts

Specializes in MDS/Case Management. Has 35 years experience.

Thanks to both of you!! We've had 2 patients do this in 2 days...........

amoLucia

7,735 Posts

Specializes in retired LTC.

I'm lucky I even know how to spell out MDS! I did it soooooo many years ago. It's all pretty much a foreign language to me now. That's why I said I was guessing.

I am impressed with you folk who decipher thru it.

And Talino is THE expert par excellence here.