discharge summary data

Hi! Thank you to everyone who provided information regarding discharge summary completion requirements. I decided to share the results - see below.

Thanks again!
Tricia Truscott, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA
HIM Director
The Carle Foundation
Urbana IL

Discharge Summary Survey



Completion Time Requirement

Southern IL Healthcare

10 days

Winthrop University Hosp (NY)

30 days

JC Blair Memorial (PA)

30 days

LCM hosp (?)

30 days (but looking at changing to 7)

Wheeling Hospital (WV)

30 days

Pioneers Mem Healthcare (CA)

14 days (CA state law)

Marshfield Medical (? WI)

7 days

Hamilton Memorial Hosp (?)

14 days (CA state law)

Doyleston Hospital (?)

30 days

HNJH (?)

30 days

Deaconess (WA)

30 days

Scheurer Hospital (MI)

30 days

RRH (?)

10 days

Sarah Bush Lincoln (IL)

7 days


  • edited May 2016
    We also require 30 days completion for discharge summaries. Sorry, I
    didn't respond sooner, but I was out of the office.

    Suzanne LeMaire, RHIT

    HIMS Leader

    Scheurer Hospital

    170 North Caseville Road

    Pigeon, MI 48755-9781

    phone: 989.453-5205

    fax: 989-453-4455

    email: lemaires@scheurer.org
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