HNS Policy 

HNS Best Practices: Clinical Quality & Documentation Standards


HNS is committed to assisting providers in providing the highest quality of care to their patients and has developed practice standards which promote the delivery of safe, timely, effective health care.


These best practices establish HNS’ performance expectations for contracted health care professionals, and were developed by the HNS QMI Committee, with input from network physicians serving on HNS Professional Affairs Advisory Boards. These best practices are consistent with industry standards, federal and state laws, and the policies of our contracted payors. Excellent clinical care should be evidenced through excellent clinical documentation. Proper documentation in the clinical record is essential for sound clinical decision-making, which improves quality of care and treatment outcomes and is paramount to appropriate continuity of care, while lack of appropriate documentation can lead to negative treatment outcomes and potential quality of care and patient safety issues.


Please click here to review HNS Best Practices/Clinical Quality & Documentation Standards.