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DocuSign or similar product for patient consents

  • 1.  DocuSign or similar product for patient consents

    Posted 03-25-2020 06:32 PM
    Does anyone have any legal guidance that supports use of electronic signature products similar to DocuSign to obtain patient signatures on consents or other documents required by conditions of participation or payment?

    Specifically looking at hospice Notice of Election which requires signature of patient or representative.  It doesn't prohibit electronic signatures but doesn't specifically allow for it either.

    Would love to hear from anyone who has determined that a product like this is OK to use for consents for Medicare patients specifically and what guidance you used to support it's use.

    Thank you,

    Bobbi



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    Bobbi Tadwalt
    Director - Quality. Compliance & Education
    The Denver Hospice
    Denver,CO
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    2020 HCCA Compliance Institute


  • 2.  RE: DocuSign or similar product for patient consents

    Posted 03-27-2020 11:31 AM
    I would also be interested in feedback - especially in this time of restricted visitors, social distancing, etc.

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    Yolanda Pence, CHC
    Sr. Director Compliance
    ypence@sas-ga.org
    GA
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    2020 HCCA Compliance Institute


  • 3.  RE: DocuSign or similar product for patient consents

    Posted 03-27-2020 11:44 AM
    I believe UETA and ESIGN Acts are where you will find guidance. There are some additional requirements for e-signatures, which may be different by industry. I believe States may have specific requirements also.

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    David Rothery, CHC, AWI-CH
    Compliance & Privacy Officer
    Marin County, CA


    These are my personal opinions and not those of the County of Marin
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    2020 HCCA Compliance Institute


  • 4.  RE: DocuSign or similar product for patient consents

    Posted 03-28-2020 08:48 AM

    I would also like to know more about DocuSign during this time. Are the rules relaxed for this?

    Thank you



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    Kelly Murray RN MSM CHPCA CHC
    Senior Director Integrity
    Bella Care Hospice
    Ohio
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    2020 HCCA Compliance Institute