Thank you for your interest in applying to the medical staff of Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. We hope you will find the resources on this site useful and informative.
Please review the valuable information provided below as well as the following:
Complete the initial application today.
If you have questions or need assistance in completing this orientation module, you may contact Medical Staff Services direct at (602) 839-4262.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to admit your patients to Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.
A physician order is required for all patient admissions to Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.
Patients may be treated only by providers who have submitted proper credentials and have been duly appointed to membership on the medical staff.
The attending/admitting physician or designee shall call Bed Placement with the provisional diagnosis prior to their patient’s admission. Providers will be required to submit the following information:
In certain situations insurance information is necessary to ensure prior authorization is received.
A patient placement representative will arrange for bed assignment if a bed is available or will place the patient on a waiting list. If a direct admit is in advance of a procedure, the placement representative keeps the information until the procedure date, but providers should keep in mind there may be delays due to patient census.
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix provides in-house hospitalist coverage for patients. Hospitalists provide acute inpatient care 24/7, assisting providers on admission and discharge, as well as coordinate care for inpatients during their hospital stay.
Talk with a hospitalist directly by contacting the Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix operator at (602) 839-2000 and asking for the hospitalist on call. Bed placement is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
However, if you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the House Supervisor on duty by calling the pager (602) 201-3915.
The House Supervisor is available from 6 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 24-hours/day on weekends.
Since Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is an all electronic medical records facility, Medical Records, or Health Information Management Services (HIMS), can be reached by email or telephone.
You can contact HIMS directly at (602) 839-4377.
Clinical Documentation Specialists
Compliant Documentation Management Program (CDMP) assists the physician, via the documentation clarification and coding process, to provide the most accurate and compliant documentation for each patient.
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix provides Clinical Documentation Specialists (CDSs) to assist physicians by providing the most up-to-date clinical knowledge and Medicare requirements to all documentation options. CDSs also can provide physicians with the impact these options can have on severity ratings.
CDSs can be utilized concurrently on the floors and will assist the physicians in using compliant language in addition to helping with communication to the hospital coders.
If you need assistance with documentation clarification and coding, contact Clinical Informatics at (602) 839-6101.
If you are looking to schedule a test or a procedure for your patient, the staff at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix can make direct contact numbers available for you and your staff to make it as easy as possible.
Specialty areas that have direct numbers include:
OB procedures, C-sections, i.e. NSTs, Amniocentesis, Versions and labor inductions
Surgical Cases in Main Operating Rooms
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix Staff Services can provide you with a digital or printed phone list with all surgical scheduling and physician contact phone numbers. Contact Medical Staff Services at (602) 839-4262 to request the list.
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix provides patients with online pre-registration. This secure online system allows patients to pre-register for scheduled visits in advance, at their convenience, from home or office.