What questions do physicians ask?
Questions to ask your doctor before a medical test
- Why is the test being done?
- What steps does the test involve? How should I get ready?
- Are there any dangers or side effects?
- How will I find out the results? How long will it take to get the results?
- What will we know after the test?
What do physicians have to report?
Physicians must immediately report their suspicion and the information upon which it is based to the Registrar of the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority, or long-term care home director when they have reasonable grounds to suspect that a resident of a nursing home or retirement home has suffered harm or is at risk …
How long do doctors keep patient records?
ten (10) years from the date of last record entry for an adult patient; and. ten (10) years after the date of last record entry for a minor patient, or two years after the patient reaches or would have reached the age of eighteen (18), whichever is longer.
Is it legal for an employee to ask a medical question?
The employee is protected by law when it comes to asking questions about medical conditions. The burden of proof is on the employer, who must be able to show that they had a valid reason for asking a question.
Can a hospital report coding from documentation other than the attending physician?
Note that if more specific information is available from a physician other than the attending, Coding Clinic requires hospitals to report the more specific code. Unfortunately, Coding Clinic has not defined what is conflicting and what is not conflicting between qualified providers.
When do you not need a physician query?
A physician query is not necessary if a physician involved in the care and treatment of the patient, including consulting physicians, has documented a diagnosis and there is no conflicting documentation from another physician.
When do you have a problem with your doctor?
If your doctor doesn’t take the time to answer your questions or address your concerns, there’s a problem. The medical community is becoming increasingly sensitive to patients’ precious time. If your doctor’s chronic lateness makes you grind your teeth, why stay with him or her? Your doctor keeps you in the dark.