Documentation for Urological Supplies Coverage


1.  Proper documentation of urological supplies is important because:
a.  Minimizes errors in treatment, improvise clinical outcomes
b.  Promotes good clinical practices and guides treatment plan
c.  Assists in monitoring treatment, progress, compliance
d.  Assures timely service and delivery of supplies
e.  All of the above


2.  Which of the following are characteristics of proper urological supplies documentation?
Types, quantities and other aspects of urological supplies billed that are the preferred brand and type of the patient
b.  Should include a history of condition and services/supplies received, as well as medical condition justifying necessity of supplies used
Should include costs of supplies used
Should include photos of the urostomy instead of descriptions wherever possible
e.  A and B only


3Besides specific details about the urostomy, which of the following are types of documentation that are helpful to use?
a.  Client abilities with regard to self-care

b.  Standard
Written Order (SWO)
Duration of condition
Other treatments/medical conditions affecting the urostomy
e.  All of the above


4.  The goal of providing proper urologic supplies is to:
a.  Make it easy for different caregivers to use the products they want
Provide the patient with a range of supplies for their every need
Make sure the patient is getting the most expensive supplies in their respective categories in order to optimize reimbursement
Assure the highest quality of care
e.  Make sure the patient has a stockpile of spare supplies


5.  Which of the following describes the involuntary discharge of urine, most often due to a lack of bladder control?
a.  Diuretic
b.  Enuresis
c.  Polyuria
d.  Oliguria
e.  Dysuria


6.  Which of the following are supplies covered by Medicare?
a.  Latex catheters

b.  External urinary catheters
c.  Irrigation trays
d.  Sterile water/saline
e.  All of the above


7.  Developing checklists for appropriate documentation will accomplish:
a.  Accurate and timely communications

b.  Optimal quality of care
c.  Pre-arranged transition of care
d.  A successful submission for coverage
e.  All of the above


8.  The top reasons for denial of claims for urological supplies were:
a.  Diagnosis not given on SWO, supplies not included on claim

b.  Documentation hard to read, ICD-10 not specified
c.  Documentation not received in response to request, claim billed for more than SWO indicated, documentation did not support coverage criteria
d.  SWO missing from claim filing, no medical record for patient on file with Medicare
e.  A and D only


9.  Which of the following are good pieces of information to collect when taking a history on a urology patient?
a.  Name, address, annual income, political affiliation
b.  Name, age, gender, residence, occupation, education, marital status, referring physician/agency

c.  3-Day Food Diary, religion, gender, race

d.  Past medical conditions, current prescriptions, religious affiliation, whether patient is primary breadwinner in household

e.  B and D only

10.  Which of the following should be considered when questioning a patient about their urological supply needs?
a.   Pain
b.  Problems with voiding
c.  Changes in character of urine
d.  Discharge when urinating
e.  All of the above