American Academy of Medical Colleges has been working with
the Physician Regulatory Issues Team at CMS to allow teaching
physicians to use macros in their part of the medical record
and speed up the process, according to the PRIT Web site
here. CMS is making final revisions to a "clarifying
statement" about the use of macros.
also asked the PRIT to allow non-credentialed providers
to do the history and physical exam for outpatient surgical
procedures, the PRIT reported at the Aug. 23 Practicing
Physicians Advisory Council meeting. The PRIT said it had
worked with the American College of Surgeons to come up
with an interim recommendation that surgeons should perform
the H&P, but other providers could consult as needed,
and information from non-staff physicians could be included
in the record as backup material.