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Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement


New Medicare Texting Guidance Spells Out Dos and Don'ts

Physician orders should never be sent via text, CMS advises. Texting remains a thorn in healthcare's side. This popular form of communication is the most prized by patients - but, the feds remind Medicare providers that it is not secure and must be properly monitored to ensure both Conditions of Participation and HIPAA compliance. Background: For years, CMS, accrediting body [...]