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CMS Provides Clarifications On Texting Physician Orders

The clarifications boil down to 'texting physician orders is forbidden.' The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are homing in on technicalities about physician orders. Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are denying Medicare claims if the orders are not signed by whoever authored the order (see story on page 19), and are focusing on eliminating other examples of noncompliance. After [...]

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