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VA Patients in the UWHC Operating Room - Identifying and Charging (1.35)

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1.35

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

POLICY & PROCEDURE

EFFECTIVE DATE

March, 1996
ORIGINAL
 REVISION

SEPTEMBER 2016
PAGE 1
OF 1
POLICY #

1.35
ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL
NURSING MANUAL
OTHER Surgical Services - UH
TITLE
VA PATIENTS IN THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
OPERATING ROOM - IDENTIFYING AND CHARGING



I. PURPOSE

To provide a mechanism for identifying and charging Veteran’s Administration (VA) patients who receive
care in the University Hospital Operating Room.

II. PROCESSING VA PATIENTS FOR SURGERY

A. The OR charge nurse and anesthesia in charge must agree to accept the case, except for the
established agreement for cardiac surgery patients.
B. Approval must be obtained from the VA Administration. (This is the responsibility of the attending
surgeon.)
C. OR Charge Nurse and Anesthesia Coordinator must agree to accept VA patient prior to operative
procedure.
D. UW Health Admissions will be notified that University Hospital -OR is providing OR services for a
VA patient by the OR charge nurse or by the Transplant Coordinator. Admissions will need to know
patient’s name and birth date. (The resident will notify the Access Center.)

E. The patient will be charged per policy 1.54 Surgical Services Billing Policy.

REVIEWED BY

Suzanne Morris, Clinical Operations Manager - 6/2016
Kristi Bartos, Business Operations Manager - 9/2016
Surgical Services Policy and Procedure Committee - 9/2016

SIGNED BY
Rhonda Beane, MSN, RN
Director, Surgical Services Department