For Physicians

ICD-10 Physician Material

Click on the link below to download the ICD-10 Dictation Algorithms Document and visit the Training Resources page at pathfinderadventure.com for additional resources.

ICD-10 Training for Physicians

Step 1: Read the Tip Sheet below for instructions on how to access the training through myNetLearning.

Step 2: Go to myNetLearning to log in and complete the training.

BSA Medical Staff Meetings - March 2017

DATETITLETIMELOCATION

2

Thoracic Section

0700

Meeting Room C

6

Medicine Policy Committee

1200

Board Room

8

Urology Section

1800

Amarillo Urology Associates

9

BSAPN Medical Advisory Committee

1800

Board Room

14

Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

1200

Board Room

14

Credentials Committee

1800

Board Room

16

Surgery/Anesthesia Policy Committee

0700

Board Room

16

Pain Team Meeting

1600

Meeting Room A

20

Cardiology Sub-Committee

1200

Environmental Services Conference Room

20

Medical Executive Committee

1800

Board Room

21

Emergency Policy Committee

1130

Meeting Room D

21

Physician Orientation

1230

Meeting Room C

22

Utilization Review Committee

1200

Board Room

22Stroke Team Meeting1400

Meeting Room B

27

Pathology Department Meeting

1500

Pathology Department

28

OB/GYN Policy Committee

1230

1st Floor Conference Room

29

Radiology Department Meeting

1200Radiology Department
31

Cardiology Section

1200Board Room

 

Medical Staff Office

The BSA Medical Staff Office provides a variety of administrative and management support services to the 1,100-plus members of the BSA Medical Staff and the BSA Health System at large. Their duties include everything from the credentialing and privileges process to a variety of responsibilities that are required to maintain a safe, quality environment for our patients, employees and Medical Staff.

Located on the first floor of the Hospital, the Medical Staff Office maintains business hours from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

For more information, please call (806) 212-5802.

Attention Physicians:

The MEC voted to approve the following changes to the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations:

Section 12.                  Medical Records

 

13.          All orders (except verbal orders) must be dated, timed, and authenticated by the prescriber, or by another practitioner who is responsible for the care of the patient and has been credentialed by the Medical Staff and has been granted privileges which are consistent with the written orders. Preprinted order sets with multiple pages must be dated, times, legible, and authenticated on each page.  Orders MAY NOT be sent via text message, SMS message, or email.  Orders sent by these means WILL NOT be accepted.  All verbal orders must be dated, timed, and authenticated within ninety-six (96) hours by the prescriber or another practitioner who is responsible for the care of the patient and been credentialed by the Medical Staff and granted privileges which are consistent with the written orders.  Whenever possible, orders for drugs and biologicals shall be in writing, dated, and signed by the individual responsible for the care of the patient.  On those infrequent occasions when telephone or verbal orders must be used for drugs and biologicals, the orders shall be accepted only by authorized personnel and they shall be dated, timed, and authenticated within ninety-six (96) hours by the prescriber or another practitioner who is responsible for the care of the patient and has been credentialed by the Medical Staff and granted privileges which are consistent with the written orders.  All orders written by medical students must be co-signed by the supervising practitioner before execution of the order.  All verbal orders require verification (read-back) of the complete order by the person receiving the order.  When an order is directly communicated by a practitioner to a nurse, registered pharmacist, certified physical therapist, certified respiratory therapist, licensed nuclear medical technologist, registered dietician, occupational/speech therapist, certified lab personnel, licensed radiological technologist, or other appropriately qualified person, the person receiving the order is responsible for assuring that the order is correct and is required to question any order that he suspects is not correct.

The MEC voted to approve the following changes to the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations:

4. Procedure for Approval of Application

Professional competence and performance. Review of at least two (2) written references from individuals in the same professional discipline as the practitioner who are knowledgeable about the practitioner’s professional performance within the past two (2) years to attest to and confirm the practitioner’s continuing professional competence and ability to perform the clinical privileges requested. For practitioners finishing a residency and/or fellowship, or practicing for less than two (2) years, one (1) reference must be from the program director of the residency and/or fellowship program at the institution where the practitioner received residency and/or fellowship training, and another reference from the Clinical Department Chair at that same institution. Additional references may include peers who are neither related to nor associated in practice with the practitioner, but who are personally acquainted with the practitioner’s professional qualifications and current professional competence. Peer references will be asked for their opinions regarding the practitioner’s current: 

  • - medical/clinical knowledge; 
  • - technical and clinical skills; 
  • - clinical judgment; 
  • - interpersonal skills; 
  • - communication skills; and 
  • - professionalism.

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