VSS MEDICATION, DISPOSABLE AND IMPLANT INVOICING SCHEDULE

Purpose

To define the invoicing pattern for the use of medications, implants and disposable items at VSS.  This will include

  • Medications administered to patients for therapeutic reasons delivered by any relevant method (per os, subcutaneous, intravenous etc).
  • Implants used in the treatment of conditions or monitoring of conditions (e.g. surgical plates and screws, intra ocular devices, glucose monitors etc)
  • Disposable items used for patient care, deliver of medications etc (e.g urinary catheters and feeding tubes, disposable items for endoscopy etc)
  • This does not include consumable items such as bedding items, cleaning products etc

Principles

  • Items should be invoiced directly when used.
  • Specific items should be invoiced e.g. number and concentration of medication, number of individual screw lengths, number and type of suture material used
  • If a whole bottle or vial is required for one patient (and the remainder will be disposed of) then the whole vial/bottle etc should be invoiced to the client.

Effective date - 13 February 2023

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