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Rules on Lenghth of Referring to History Form

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    I want to clarify the length of time a provider can refer to the same history form. I have many providers that state it was reviewed see past history,PFSH, Meds and ect.. I was looking and that last scanned history form was 1980. I know that they need to review and sign but how long can they really refer to a history form????? I was under the impression that it was 1 year but also was told 3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcleod@centralutahclinic.com View Post
    I want to clarify the length of time a provider can refer to the same history form. I have many providers that state it was reviewed see past history,PFSH, Meds and ect.. I was looking and that last scanned history form was 1980. I know that they need to review and sign but how long can they really refer to a history form????? I was under the impression that it was 1 year but also was told 3 years.
    The last office I worked for had all patients fill out a new history form once a year. I think certainly things would have changed for most patients since 1980! Not sure there is a rule but it would seem that once a year is a good rule of thumb. Just my opinion...
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    We usually do 1 per year for a new form. Also, I have also been told that they can just say nothing has changed on the history form, they have to say nothing has changed on the history form dated xx/xx/yyyy.

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