Follow-up Appointment - Requirement
If the patient already has an appointment with the physician managing their diabetes, do you need to make another appointment?
DSDF.6 EP.1.a The element of performance requires a follow up appointment, but if the diabetes is stable during the inpatient stay and no changes to medication are made during the hospitalization, then the currently scheduled appointment would meet the requirement. The follow up appointment date and time with the physician name noted should be in the discharge instructions to the patient and documented in the record.
Last updated on April 11, 2016
Manual: Advanced DSC - Inpatient Diabetes
Chapter: Delivering or Facilitating Clinical Care DSDF