BC Advantage - 2018 Issue 11
Present on Admission POA Indicator
This article will focus on the Present on Admission (POA) indicator which is used as a method of reporting whether a patient’s diagnoses are present at the time they are admitted to a facility. We’ll look at a few scenarios to determine the correct reporting of POA and the impact reporting can have on reimbursement. But first, let’s review the background of POA reporting. It was the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 that required POA reporting as a method of reducing cost and improving the quality of care. Hospitals reimbursed under...
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