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TeachingPhysician.org is a comprehensive web-based resource that connects medical schools and residency programs to community preceptors. It provides point-of-need instruction for preceptors in the form of videos, tips, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to in-depth information on precepting topics. See the full Topic Index here. Our help page for preceptors and administrators is here.

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This Enduring Material activity, TeachingPhysician.org, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 40.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 03/15/2018. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Visit our Help page to read tips for both preceptors and institutional administrators. You'll find information about how to log in, find content you need, and a video covering the features administrators need to get the most out of their subscription. For subscription questions, email Liz at lromine@stfm.org. For tech support, email Ray at rbiggs@stfm.org. For questions about the site's content, email Brian at bhischier@stfm.org

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Focus of the Month

Implementing the Revised Student Documentation Guidelines from CMS

New guidelines from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the use of student documentation in the medical record were released in February 2018. The revised guidelines allow teaching physicians to edit/amend/use the student note on E/M services and not have to write an additional note to bill for the visit. Now that student documentation is allowed for billing purposes, the unnecessary administrative burden on teaching physicians of rewriting the entire note is removed. The previous language hindered student learning and caused an unnecessary paperwork burden on preceptors.

This change came about after an interprofessional, interdisciplinary team approached CMS with a request to change the restrictions on the use of the student note. CMS supported the request to change the requirements to allow use of the verified student note.

You may want to review the updated requirements for the use of student notes with your entire clinic staff to ensure that everyone is aware of these changes. Sample attestation language can be found in this FAQ document

More About Electronic Health Record (EHR) Use  

Visit the EHR and Health Informatics section for more tips on teaching and monitoring the student use of electronic health records.

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