CMS offers template update

Thursday, December 20, 2012

WASHINGTON – With suggested prompts now in place in the electronic clinical template, CMS will begin working with the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT to integrate them into the electronic health record, officials told listeners during an Open Door Forum Dec. 19. Officials did not have a timeframe for that. Other points from the call include: the template will include reminder prompts to call in a physical or occupational therapist to help evaluate the patient; and every physician who has ordered a power mobility device in the previous three years will receive a notification letter about the template upon its release.