Do I need to have documentation if I am a Cash only practice?

Cash practice- No need for documentation! WRONG!!!!!!!

patient files and documentationAs I speak with Doctors all over the country I hear the same thing. Doctors that do not accept insurance assignment will tell me “I don’t have to document because I am a CASH practice.” I also hear I am still using paper charts or travel cards so I don’t have to document as if I was using Electronic Health Records. There are so many confusing variations of what MUST be document and what IS documented. Continue reading