HCR 220 week 3 assignment

HCR 220 week 3 assignment - HCR 220 Understanding the...

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HCR 220 Understanding the Patient Intake Process By: Jontovia Watson October 30, 2010 Fonzette Mixon UNDERSTANING THE PATIENT INTAKE PROCESS Understanding the patient intake process is very important when dealing with the concerns of patients entering the health-care systems. When a new patient enters a clinic for the first time there is some important information that must be retrieved. The preregistration and scheduling information, medical history, patient information and insurance information, assignment of benefits, and acknowledgement of receipt of notice of privacy practices must all be obtained when a patient enters the system. An established patient must update his or her records at every visit. A new patient is someone who has not received any services from the provider within the past three
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years. An established patient has been seen by the provider within the past three years (Valerius, Bayes, Newby, & Seggern, 2008). Having an unorganized patient flow system creates dissatisfied patients, poor patient care, and frustrated employees. Improving the patient flow can make a difference for patients and employees. The normal paper-based method of collecting and keeping medical records current would often result in delays when getting the patients information to the
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course HCR 220 taught by Professor Cvibanez during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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