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Follow-up Appointment - Requirement

If the patient already has an appointment with the physician managing their diabetes, do you need to make another appointment?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

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.
Manual: Advanced DSC - Inpatient Diabetes
Chapter: Delivering or Facilitating Clinical Care DSDF
First published date: April 11, 2016 This Standards FAQ was first published on this date.
This page was last updated on November 01, 2021
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