Discharge Summaries

Hi all,

We have the DNV here right now and they are asking why we only require discharge summaries for stays over 48 hours. I thought it was in Title 22 for State of California and the COP but now I can't find those regulations. We changed from The Joint to DNV about two years ago. I am wondering if this was a JCAHO requirement. Do you know of any requirements for 48 hours?

Thanks,

Kathy

Katherine A. Hopkins, RHIA, RN
Health Information Manager
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
1081 N. China Lake Blvd.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-3670
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