Patient Status Pocket Cards for Physicians

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Patient Status Pocket Cards for Physicians (Packs of 20)

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Patient Status Pocket Cards for Physicians (Packs of 20)

Kimberly Anderwood Hoy Baker, JD, CPC
Steven A. Greenspan, JD, LLM

This easy-to-use reference guide assists physicians in making critical decisions regarding the appropriateness of patient status, which can result in Medicare billing and revenue implications for your healthcare organization.

Medicare payment conditions and evolving documentation requirements, coupled with the fast-paced clinical environment, make determining patient status an ongoing challenge. This pocket card, updated for 2019, delivers clear, action-oriented patient status guidance directly into the hands of physicians for quick reference.

The laminated card fits in a lab coat pocket and provides guidelines and a decision tree based on Medicare regulations; it will help physicians quickly and correctly identify patient status. The 2019 version is updated to include the most recent regulations on patient status and application of the 2-midnight rule.

This pocket guide will help you do the following:

  • Determine whether inpatient admission is appropriate for a patient
  • Recognize the requirements for a hospital level of care
  • Understand best practices for physician documentation
  • Differentiate outpatient and observation guidelines

Published: April 2019

Dimensions: Trim size 4.25 x 8 sold in packs of 20 black and white laminated pocket cards
ISBN: 978-1-68308-921-6

About the Authors

Kimberly Anderwood Hoy Baker, JD, CPC, is the director of Medicare and compliance for HCPro. She is a lead regulatory specialist and lead instructor for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp®—Hospital Version and Medicare Boot Camp®—Utilization Review Version. She is also an instructor for HCPro’s Medicare Boot Camp®—Critical Access Hospital Version. Baker is a former hospital compliance officer and in-house legal counsel, and has 10 years of experience teaching, speaking, and writing about Medicare coverage, payment, and coding regulations and requirements.

Steven A. Greenspan, JD, LLM, is vice president of regulatory affairs at EHR, where he is responsible for overseeing regulatory research and hospital advocacy efforts. He collaborates closely with EHR’s appeals management teams to offer support on complex Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial appeals matters. During his 18-year career, Greenspan has overseen the adjudication of more than 200,000 appeals and personally authored more than 10,000 appeal decisions. Prior to joining EHR, he served as vice president and project director for MAXIMUS Federal Services Inc., overseeing the company’s Part A East QIC project.