Practice Management

  • 1.  Length of time from referral to appointment

    Posted 11-17-2022 16:45
    I have been searching online to find the acceptable length of time from referral to appointment in MFM. While I know the answer based on verbal communications, I need something in writing.  Can anyone tell me where I might find that?

    I appreciate your help!

    Donna Kelly, RN
    Director of Perinatal Services
    Odessa Regional Medical Center
    Odessa, TX

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    Donna Kelly
    Director of Perinatal Services
    Odessa Regional Medical Center & Regional Perinatal Centers
    Odessa/Midland TX
    432-553-3085
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  • 2.  RE: Length of time from referral to appointment

    Posted 11-17-2022 21:00
    That would largely depend on the indication for the consult. For example, a consult for FGR should be seen within couple of days or even same day if the diagnosis is done late in pregnancy. Conversely, a preconception consultation could wait for few days or a bit longer if your schedule is relatively overwhelmed.
    Fadi

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    Fadi BSAT, MD, FAIUM
    Chair, SMFM Practice Management Committee
    Immediate past Chair, SMFM Coding Committee
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  • 3.  RE: Length of time from referral to appointment

    Posted 11-30-2022 14:30
    Thank you, and I understand that.  I am needing to submit documentation to corporate supporting this time frame and that is where I am having difficulty.  I cannot find this in literature anywhere.

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    Donna Kelly
    Director of Perinatal Services
    Odessa Regional Medical Center & Regional Perinatal Centers
    Odessa/Midland TX
    432-553-3085
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