This specialty practice discussion group is intended for nurse manager members of APHON. Remember that... View more
This specialty practice discussion group is intended for nurse manager members of APHON. Remember that anything published in this community can be seen by any member of the community. Please be considerate of the HIPAA Privacy Rule when posting to the community.
We have additional charges in the charge capture of EPIC for blood admin and chemo. Included in that list that the nurse fills out at the end of shift are blood transfusion, platelet transfusion, chemo infusion -initial up to 1 hour, add chemo hrs, chemo IM or Sub Q, chemo IV push. I don’t know how much each charge is, but our nurses will fill out and our HUC (desk clerk) enters them in at the end of each shift. We also have additional charges for other categories as well (Vaccines, enteral care, central line, respiratory etc. ) I’m guessing they build in standard charges according to how each hospital system sets it up.
Kelly Horn MSN, RN, CPON
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
4W/5W Medical Surgical Unit
McLane Children’s Medical Center
Baylor Scott & White Health
1901 SW HK Dodgen Loop | Temple, TX 76502
254-935-4416 Office | 254-718-7722 Cell
The information contained in this e-mail may be privileged, confidential, and/or protected from disclosure. If you are the intended recipient, further disclosures are prohibited without proper authorization. If you are not the intended recipient (or have received this e-mail in error) please notify the sender immediately and destroy this e-mail. Any unauthorized copying, disclosure or distribution of the material in this e-mail is strictly prohibited and no waiver of any attorney-client, work product, or other privilege is intended. No binding agreement on behalf of Baylor Scott & White Health, or any affiliated entity, is permitted by e-mail without express written confirmation by a duly authorized representative of Baylor Scott & White Health.
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 1/6/2022 10:24:00 AM From: Caroline Cronk Subject: inpatient charges for chemotherapy
We are currently looking at our patient charges for inpatient stays for chemotherapy administration. We currently only charge a flat rate room and nursing care charge, but recognizing that chemotherapy administration involves increased monitoring and time spent with cares, we are looking into whether we should be having an additional charge. Do any of your inpatient units have an additional charge for those patients receiving chemotherapy and how do you charge? Is it based on number of chemotherapy agents and complexity or is it a flat additional charge when receiving chemotherapy?
—————————— Caroline Cronk, MSN,RN UW Health Kids Madison, WI United States ——————————