New Patient Intake Procedure
The New Patient Intake Procedure describes the proper procedures for intake of new patients and explains all of the necessary paperwork. It ensures uniformity among all patient files to improve the efficiency of your medical office routine.
The New Patient Intake Procedure applies to all new patient documentation. However, this does not necessarily cover internal or certain day-to-day patient correspondence. (6 pages, 1228 words)
New Patient Intake Responsibilities:
The Medical Office Manager will be responsible for maintaining all patient records and their location (i.e. by wall unit and shelf row number).
New Patient Intake Definitions:
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- New Patient File
- Computer Input
- Medical Records Access
- Medical Records Maintenance