Discharging Your Patient from Active Treatment
Given treatment success, the medical necessity of treatment for your patient will come to an end. As a provider, you must proficiently define and document the conclusion of medical necessity with efficient documentation of a discharge report ending the episode of active care.
Documenting a Patient’s Discharge from Active Treatment
Your discharge summary report is often straightforward offering one of four scenarios:
- The patient responded well and met all treatment goals
- The patient improved but maintains residual symptomology
- The patient did not respond positively and is referred to another healthcare professional OR
The patient dismissed themselves from care prior to completion of the recommended care.
Thank you so much for this class! It has brought clarity and guidance to me (as well as created many more questions, but all a huge positive to me and our staff).