This month's issue includes articles on improving nights and weekends care, choosing the best readmission risk prediction strategies, and establishing hospitalist preoperative care clinics. ... How does your hospital try to curb readmissions and ensure
To improve the quality of preoperative care and reduce waste, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association and the American Society of Anesthesiologists released guidance on use of routine preoperative ... routine preoperative testing is
For Dr. Hall, preoperative care is an opportunity not only to minimize risks during surgery but also to impact long-term health. ... Build a preoperative team headed by a medical director who is passionate about preoperative care and skilled at
For the most part, timing of surgery and coordination of preoperative care is dictated by tumor biology, patient logistics and the ability to coordinate care amongst the various perioperative specialists involved ... Hospitalists coordinate preoperative
Modifier 54—Surgical care only. Modifier 55—Postoperative management only. Modifier 56—Preoperative management only. ... If the hospitalist provided the postoperative or preoperative care, then he or she would report the CPT code for the surgical
Even for hospitalists who have additional job requirements (such as committees and preoperative care) this may be a challenge. ... intern to complete patient care duties (and then vice versa with the second intern).