Myth or fact? Ancillary staff can't document parts of E/M services
Medicare does not require doctors to redocument information in a patient’s record that has already been documented by staff or by patients themselves.
Myth or fact? You must ask about patients' pain at every consult
To better doctors’ practice environment, the AMA is working to debunk regulatory myths such as those involving irrelevant pain-management requirements.
Pain assessments: are clinicians required to ask patients about pain during every consultation?
The myth Clinical teams are required to ask patients about their level of pain at every visit, regardless of the reason for the visit.
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AMA vision on health care reform
Download the vision statement on the AMA's commitment to improving health insurance coverage and health care access.
CPOE: Is order entry a physician-only EHR task?
Learn how to debunk the myth that only physicians can pend or enter orders through computerized provider order entry (CPOE).
Student documentation: Must teaching physicians re-document the EHR work of students?
Medical student documentation is the process of medical students documenting clinical services, including history, physical exam and/or medical decision making, in a patient’s electronic medical record.
Ancillary staff: Can they document components of E/M services?
Find out how to debunk the myth that a physician is required to re-document information that has already been documented in the patient’s record by practice staff or by the patient.
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