Understanding the Patient intake process

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Running head: UNDERSTANDING THE PATIENT INTAKE PROCESS ASSIGNMENT 1 Understanding the Patient Intake Process Assignment Jennette Elmore HCR/220 March 4, 2012 Sheri Brinson
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UNDERSTANDING THE PATIENT INTAKE PROCESS ASSIGNMENT 2 Understanding the Patient Intake Process Assignment Understanding the patient intake process is vital for persons who work in the health-care system with patients and patient concerns. When a patient enters a facility such as a clinic or hospital for the first time there is important information that has to be collected. Some important information that must be obtained upon entering the facility is patient information, patient’s insurance and medical history, scheduling information, assignment of benefits, and the patient’s acknowledgment of privacy practices. All that information must be collected and entered into the system upon the patient entering the facility for the first time. A patient that has not been seen in a facility or by the provider for three years or more is considered a new patient. Patient’s that have become known as established patients must keep their information up-to-date and verify all information that the facility has to ensure all records are correct. Established patients are individuals that have been to a facility for treatment for has seen a physician in the past three years (Valerius, Bayes, Newby, & Seggern, 2008). Patient care can greatly suffer because of a poorly organized patient flow system. The patient can become dissatisfied and unhappy. Employees become frustrated and patient care suffers greatly. When the system breaks down and
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course HCR 220 220 taught by Professor Dont know during the Winter '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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