(From the November 2012 Issue of MedStat)
All radiological, neurodiagnostic (EEG), cardiology (EKG), Holter exercise testing and echocardiogram studies performed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will require a signed, dated prescription order from a licensed practitioner or an internal EPIC “future” order placed. This change is necessary in order for Nationwide Children’s to be fully compliant with accrediting organizations such as The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as a qualified provider. This change is an addition to your existing scheduling procedures, which will remain the same.
Get more information on submitting a signed, dated order by a licensed practitioner in the Regulatory Corner - Nov. 2012 handout, which was also distributed in the November 2012 Medical Staff packet. If you have any questions regarding Radiology orders, contact Tammy Viggiano at (614) 722-2368. For Neurodiagnostic or Cardiology questions, contact the Neurodiagnostic (EEG) Lab at (614) 722-4600, or Cardiology Diagnostics at (614) 722-5555.