For the Week of September 22, 2014
What documentation should be on file for pulmonary function tests?
All providers of pulmonary function tests should have on file a referral (a prescription) with clinical diagnoses and requested tests. Indications for the studies should be clearly described in the clinical records and available for review. All studies require an interpretation, with a written report. Computerized reports must have a physician's signature, attesting to its accuracy.
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