CMS implemented a new "Standard Written Order" (
SWO) in January that replaces several previous types of prescription.
However, over the following weeks the instruction on the new SWO was wildly varied depending on who region or association was presenting.
The industry is awaiting a meeting on Feb 20th with CMS for clarification, so for now keep collecting as much info as you feel is needed to support claims!
Remember, a prescription is NOT considered part of the medical record, and face to face notes are still required.
Updates to follow later on this month.