Professional Practice Activities (PPA) are activities designed to expose you to real, sometimes virtual, professional/healthcare practices. For students enrolled in the Health Information Technology Program, PPAs are a required part of the curriculum mandated by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Upon completion of this activity, the student should be able to:
For the purpose of this assignment, assume that you are the manager of the HIM Department of General Hospital. General Hospital is due for a Joint Commission accreditation survey in six months. The CEO asks for a report regarding medical staff compliance with Joint Commission requirements for delinquent records last year. The following are the two Joint Commission standards that address timeliness of medical record completion.
General Hospital is due for a Joint Commission accreditation survey in six months. The CEO asks for a report regarding medical staff compliance with Joint Commission requirements for delinquent records last year. The following are the two Joint Commission standards that address timeliness of medical record completion.
Joint Commission Standard Record of Care, Treatment, and Services (RC) RC.01.03.01
Elements of Performance RC.01.03.01
Joint Commission Standard Record of Care, Treatment and Services (RC) RC.01.04.01
Elements of Performance RC.01.04.01
To implement this standard, General Hospital’s policies and procedures state:
In addition, to ensure the timely entry of all significant clinical information into the patient’s record, the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations list the following documentation requirements:
The total number of delinquent operative reports may not exceed 2% of the total number of inpatient operations and ambulatory surgeries.
Download the following Delinquent Record Report.
Consider which of the graphs do you prefer to illustrate the hospital’s compliance?
This activity will be evaluated for:
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