Point of Care (POC) contains seven (7) sub sections, which also mirror some of the Plan sections of the Encounter note. Lab, Radiology, Procedures, Immunizations, Injections, Meds and Supplies.
It’s important to know the difference between the POC and the Plan Section. The POC area is for ANY service provided by the practice or provider for which compensation may be received. The Plan section is for any service the practice outsources (i.e. LabCorp, or Hospital Radiology Dept.). Fee’s may be assigned to any item in the POC.
More than likely clinical staff may not order items in this area, however, they may provide the services. For example the provider may have ordered a Botox injection as a procedure. If the Clinical Staff is to perform the injection they may complete the procedure in this section.
In this course, we’ll cover the following topics;
- POC – Point of Care overview
This course is intended for the roles of: Medical Assistant (sometimes), Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Physician.