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How long is a physician order "good"?

  1. Question How long is a physician order "good"?
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    Are there any State or CMS guidelines on how long a physician order is “good”. For example, if a physician writes an order to admit a patient for an “inpatient only” procedure when he schedules the procedure…is there a time limit? If he schedules two months ahead of time, would the admit order still be acceptable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholasjwolf View Post
    Are there any State or CMS guidelines on how long a physician order is “good”. For example, if a physician writes an order to admit a patient for an “inpatient only” procedure when he schedules the procedure…is there a time limit? If he schedules two months ahead of time, would the admit order still be acceptable?
    When it is an order for a hospital procedure, the hospital most likely has some specific guidelines as to the "time limit" on the order. Check with the hospital surgery scheduling department.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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