Revisions to Medicare Interpretive Guidelines on Informed Consent Cause Headaches for Hospitals

Barry, Dennis M.; LeGros, Nancy
January 2005
Venulex Legal Summaries;2005 Q1, p1
This article focuses on the revisions to Medicare Interpretive Guidelines of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is found in the Internet-only version of the State Operations Manual. Based on the revised guidelines, practitioners performing significant aspects of the procedures must be indicated in the consent form. The impact of the revised guidelines on hospitals in the U.S. is described.


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