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I forget…what did that email say? oh yeah, its at mssmem.com

Pneumonia Core Measure

From: Corinne Geller

PATIENTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY GIVEN A PNEUMONIA DX FOR WRITING:
R/O PNEUMONIA
INFILTRATE
LOWER REPIRATORY IFECTION
NEED TO EVALUATE FOR PNEUMONIA
PNEUMONITIS
POSSIBLE/PROBABLE/QUESTIONABLE/ OR SUSPECTED PNEUMONIA

Once a pneumonia diagnosis is inadvertantly given, you are expected to follow all the core measure guidelines for a pneumonia pt. Otherwise, we fail. Our failures are publicized on the internet and we are financially penalized.

If you are a providor select the drop down check-box indicating:
CLINICAL PICTURE WAS UNCLEAR OR NOT SUGGESTIVE OF PNEUMONIA; DELAY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF PEUMONIA AT TIME OF ADMISSION.
If this situation applies. Corroborate in your notes. Nurses please help remind providers. Cannot make this selection once 6 hours has already passed.
THANK YOU!

Written by reuben

October 2nd, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Posted in ID

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