Short Stay

Overnight short-stay denial reversed in AppriseMD case study.

Case Study: Overnight Short-Stay Denial Reversed

CLINICAL SUMMARY: A 50-year-old patient was hospitalized overnight after arriving in the emergency room with constant left flank pain. The patient was seen in the emergency room (ER) the previous week with similar symptoms, which doctors diagnosed as a 5 mm, left proximal ureteral stone with mild hydroureteronephrosis. The patient was treated and sent home […]

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Physician advisors with hospital-based clinical experience combined with utilization management experience, can bring when it comes to reversing short stay denials.

Case Study: Medical Necessity Behind Short Stay is Key

CLINICAL SUMMARY: Medical Necessity Behind Short Stay is Key This case involves a one-day inpatient denial for a 30-year-old patient treated for acute pancreatitis. With abdominal pain and nausea, the patient went to the Emergency Department where he was found to have upper abdominal pain and tenderness, a lipase of 1,447 U/L (reference range 16-77

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Determining observation stay guidelines

Which Guidelines Should Hospitals Follow for an Observation Stay?

Both national evidence-based guidelines and insurance company guidelines factor into level of care determination.   When it comes to determining a patient’s level of care for a short hospital stay, observation services are generally used for short-term monitoring, testing and evaluation to establish a treatment plan, and to give the treatment team time to see

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