Compliance: Be Aware of New Federal Guidance on Provider Texting

Do not text physician orders, CMS cautions. Due to its ease of use and quick turnaround, texting is a popular way to discuss medical matters. But CMS reminds Part B providers that it’s not secure and must be properly monitored to ensure both Conditions of Participation and HIPAA compliance. Background: For years, CMS, accrediting body The Joint Commission, and others


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