INDUSTRY NEWS TAGS: Noridian Administrative Services
The use of the term, "standing orders," in Medicare is problematic due to its diverse meanings and usages, not all of which are covered by Medicare. "Standing orders" may be understood to describe both recurring orders specific to the care of an individual patient and as routine orders for services delivered to a population of patients. Standing orders may be utilized for non-laboratory services if they met the definition of recurring orders, not routine orders. Standing orders may be used for laboratory tests ONLY if several conditions are met. Read the complete update.