Attention:  Acute Care Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers

On December 28, 2017, CMS published Survey & Certification memo #18-10, “Texting of Patient Information among Healthcare Providers.”

Key Points:

CMS does not permit the texting of orders by physicians or other health care providers.

Please click the link at the bottom of this email to read the full memo.

Are any standards affected by this change?

None.

Effective: Immediately

Click here to read the full CMS S&C 18-10.

Questions? Please contact us at info@hfap.org.