CMS Clarification: Don't Text Patient Orders

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a statement warning that texting of patient orders between providers is prohibited, regardless of whether a secure platform is used to relay the orders. However, texting of other patient information is permitted if relayed via a secure platform.

The full text of CMS’ Memorandum can be found at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-18-10.pdf.

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