Debunking regulatory myths
The AMA provides regulatory clarification to physicians and their care teams in an effort to aid physicians in their day-to-day practice environment.
AMA’s regulatory myths series provides physicians and their care teams with resources to reduce guesswork and administrative burdens so the focus can be on streamlining clinical workflow processes, improving patient outcomes and increasing physician satisfaction.
Review these myths
Commercial health plans and E/M codes
Are commercial health plans required to adopt revisions to the E/M codes?
Are clinicians required to ask patients about pain during every consultation, regardless of the reason for the visit?
Ancillary staff and/or patient documentation
Who on the care team can document components of E/M services and what is the physician required to do?
Medical student documentation
Are teaching physicians required to re-document medical student entries in the patient record?
Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
Can a nurse, certified medical assistant (MA) or non-credentialed staff enter orders in the EHR as requested by the physician?
Extended prescription duration
How does an extended prescription duration help your patients and your practice?
Food and drink contamination in work spaces
Who determines where physicians and other health care workers can eat or drink while at work?
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