Here are a few essential documentation elements that will ensure your Depression Screenings meet the CMS requirements:
- The screening must be referenced in your Assessment & Plan and noted to be “positive” or “negative.”
- For negative screenings, it is acceptable to simply state that the screening is negative.
- For positive screenings, a follow-up plan must be documented.
Our network’s scores for this metric dramatically improved in 2017. Let’s keep that momentum going for 2018!