Prior encounter support for concurrent query
Clear guidance regarding CDI use of prior encounter information (labs, echo, etc.) for concurrent queries is hard to find. In the CDI Pocket Guide: "Clinical data pertinent to the current episode of care from a prior episode may be included in the query citing the source of the information as well as the indicators from the current episode." Does anyone have recommendations or supporting information regarding time limits for how far back to reach for such clinical data?
Thanks for any thoughts or insight!
Sally Hart, RN, CCDS - Vancouver, WA