Catheter Documentation Reference Guide
Please consider using this documentation when ordering catheters for the first time and at their consecutive visits. This will carry over from visit to visit in the note and will help avoid the need for addendums.
Medicare and Insurance Documentation
Requirements for Intermittent Catheters
- The patient must have chronic or permanent urinary retention.
- The prescribing physician must clearly document in the patient’s medical record the number of times per day that you are instructing them to perform self- catheterization. Just listing that value on an order form is not sufficient.
Ex: “The patient should perform CISC 4 times per day.”
Coude’ Tip Catheters
- If your male patient is needing a coude’ tip catheter, please add the following or similar verbiage to your office visit notes for medical necessity.
Ex: “The patient needs to use a coude’ tip catheter because he is unable to pass a straight tip catheter due to ___________ (BPH, Urethral Stricture, false passage, etc..)
Frequently Asked Questions