Charting Deficiencies Fix - Death Notes

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  • Correction to Charting Deficiency Checks
As of October 7, 2021, Connect Care charting deficiency checks are corrected to better reflect documentation requirements in the event of an inpatient death.

Previously, an in-facility death ending an inpatient encounter triggered a check for the presence of a signed discharge summary. However, Connect Care documentation norms indicate that a "discharge summary" type, with a deceased note template, should be used in such circumstances. Now the presence of either document type will satisfy charting completion requirements and the deficiency check algorithms have been corrected accordingly.