"We are a new organization based on newfound Patient Advocacy rights. We support three actions for all patients. They include:"
1. We should be able to view our medical records prior to a medical encounter.
2. We should be able to view our medical records after a medical encounter.
3. We should have an opportunity to "co-author" what is documented in the History section of our medical record.
Dear Medical Provider and staff,
This document is a universal PreHistory (PreHx) assembled through 501(c)(3) non-profit Patient Advocacy Initiatives. Please use this patient authored information to populate the History component of your health record encounter note.
Accepting this document and empowering the patient to co-author the medical record is supported Federally in three ways:
Through the “Patients Over Paperwork Initiative”, CMS aims to simplify medical record documentation. New laws and rules empower patients and ancillary medical staff members to populated the History. CMS wants medical providers to focus on the needs of the patient rather than be overwhelmed with clerical duties.
Patient Advocacy Initiatives, Pennsylvania, offers www.PreHx.com as a free service. All individual entered information is kept confidential and private. PreHx.com is a tool to help people prepare for medical encounters. We guide individuals through all of the near 30 medical interview questions as defined and structured by 1995 and 1997 CMS Evaluation & Management Documentation Guidelines.
This PreHx is intended to:
Ancillary staff members can scan this patient authored PreHistory into your electronic health record (EHR) or enter a copy into your paper medical record. The provider should read the PreHx and document that it was reviewed. Rather than spend much of the visit gathering basic questions, start the visit with a finished History. Work at the top of your license!
Michael J. Warner, DO, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, AAPC Fellow
President, Patient Advocacy Initiatives, firstname.lastname@example.org