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Hospital setting -What is considered a routine supply

  1. Question Hospital setting -What is considered a routine supply
    Medical Coding Books
    Can everyone provide me with their definition of what is considered a routine supply. Here is what we use

    The following would be considered non-routine, therefore chargeable

    ¨ Directly identifiable to the individual patient. Not customarily used for each patient visit.

    ¨ Furnished at the direction of a physician because of specific medical needs

    ¨ Either is not reusable or represents a cost for each preparation

    ¨ Not a personal convenience item

    ¨ Volume used for a patient significantly greater than normally used.

    Flagler Hospital's Protocol is based upon Medicare's guidance when identifying chargeable supplies.

  2. #2
    Columbus Ohio
    I would also love some more information on what is or is not considered routine supplies for hospitals. I use the same guidelines you posted above but would love something more indepth. I found this website really helpful:

  3. Smile Hospital setting and supplies
    Thanks for posting the link to this resource for info on supplies and the different medical settings.

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