Standing Order Policy
Guidelines For Ordering Laboratory Tests
Medical Necessity
Limited Coverage Tests
Advance Beneficiary Notice
Standing Order Policy
Compliance Standing Order Policy

Standing Order Policy

When standing orders for laboratory testing are appropriate for an extended course of treatment, they may be established in the laboratory.

In order to establish a standing order the following information must be provided:

  • Patient name
  • Include ordering provider (name & provider #).
  • Medical Record Number (A#)
  • Date of Birth
  • Attending Physician
  • Test(s) to be put on Standing Order
  • Appropriate ICD-9 code (diagnosis)
  • Effective date
  • End date (not longer than 1 year)
  • Special Instructions (if any)

A standing order may be initiated using a properly completed standard requisition with a notation "ESTABLISH STANDING ORDER". Please include information regarding frequency and end date.

All standing orders must be reviewed annually. Documentation of the Standing Order in the patient's medical record is required and must clearly state what tests are ordered and why (medical necessity).

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