Getting your patient’s consent could be a legal requirement in your state or a condition of getting paid, depending on the payer you’re billing. To check what the requirements are in your state, check the center for connected health policy’s state map. Simply click on your state and scroll down to the section labeled “consent.” Here you’ll be able to see whether state law requires you to get patient consent and if there are any corresponding requirements through the state Medicaid program.
Some states don’t have any state requirements. Others require verbal consent. Still, others require physicians to get written consent and store it in the patient’s health record.