CMS bans use of texting by doctors to place medical orders.

In a recent memo, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has outlined a position that the texting of medical orders by physicians is not permissible. The position was outlined in a late December memo to state survey agency directors from the head of CMS’ Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey and Certification Group. The … Continue reading CMS bans use of texting by doctors to place medical orders.

MACRA Year 2 for MIPS and APMs

One of the most frequent complaints from patients – and providers – is that physicians are so overwhelmed by technology and paperwork that they do not have sufficient time to spend with patients. A new initiative integrated into Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), “Patients over Paperwork,” is labeled as a collaborative process … Continue reading MACRA Year 2 for MIPS and APMs