For medical review purposes, Medicare requires that services provided/ordered be authenticated by the author. The method used shall be a handwritten or electronic signature. Stamped signatures are not acceptable.
Provider who need additional information on the guidelines for using an electronic signature may reference CMS' Medicare Program Integrity Manual
On February 5, workers at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center discovered that their electronic communications were not working. They had become the latest victims of a type of virus known as Ransomware. Ransomware encrypts all of your files and without paying the hackers for the decryption key the files become useless to you. The CEO of Hollywood Presbyterian, in an interview with NBC was quick to note that patient privacy has not been compromised.
QMB is a Medicaid program for Medicare beneficiaries that exempts them from liability for Medicare cost-sharing. State Medicaid programs may pay providers for Medicare deductibles, coinsurance and copayments. However, as permitted by federal law, States can limit provider reimbursement for Medicare cost-sharing under certain circumstances.
A survey of 52 executives paint a generally positive picture surrounding the perceived value derived from employing an electronic health record (EHR) system.