Redo your SOC when patient returns from facility

Question: I remember that you said if you were doing a SOC on a patient and they were ill enough to go to the hospital that day the SOC was started that you didn’t want to claim the hospitalization for your agency. However, I don’t remember what you said to do and I can’t find it in my notes. Can you help?

Lisa says: The answer depends on whether the patient is admitted.
If admitted, you want to keep the assessment in a medical record and document the circumstances. No transfer is required. When the patient returns from the facility, re-do the SOC.

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