Debunking Regulatory Myths
The American Medical Association is dedicated to debunking regulatory myths related to the practice of medicine. Find answers to questions concerning medical billing, EHR, scope of practice and more.
Must hospitals send ADT notifications to physicians’ EHR inbox?
This regulatory myth examines if hospitals must send admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) notifications to physicians’ EHR inbox.
Can physicians openly discuss EHR issues?
Are physicians restricted from openly discussing EHR issues such as those related to usability and interoperability? Find out.
Documenting time for each task during outpatient visits
This regulatory myth examines if physicians and other qualified health professionals are required to document the time spent on each specific task associated with an outpatient visit.
Are physicians prohibited from responding to online patient reviews?
There is a perception that the rules regarding where physicians and other health care workers can have food or beverages tend to be overly strict.
Can physicians bill for both preventive and E/M services in the same visit?
This regulatory myth examines if physicians should bill for both preventive/wellness and evaluation and management (E/M) services when they are performed during the same visit.
Are verbal orders prohibited?
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) prohibit verbal orders.
Are clinical support staff required to log out of EHR between documentation?
This regulatory myth examines if Llogging out of EHR between documentation and other clinical tasks is required.
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Debunking Regulatory Myths CME
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