Emergency Department Reporting; Severity Code
Purpose of legislation
Requires every hospital in the Commonwealth that includes an emergency department to report quarterly to the Department of Health (the Department), for the preceding quarter, (i) the total number of visits to the hospital's emergency department, by location, and (ii) the total number of visits to the hospital's emergency department by emergency department evaluation and management (E/M) Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code. The bill also requires the Department to annually publish a report setting forth the average number of hospital emergency department visits by location and by emergency department E/M CPT code statewide and by region for each month.
|Legislation mandating a change||Chap 342 (2022)|
|VAC chapters to be amended||Not yet determined.|
|Associated Regulatory Actions||No regulatory action has been filed.|