Title 42

SECTION 460.210

460.210 Medical records.

§ 460.210 Medical records. Link to an amendment published at 86 FR 6135, Jan. 19, 2021.

(a) Maintenance of medical records. (1) A PACE organization must maintain a single, comprehensive medical record for each participant, in accordance with accepted professional standards.

(2) The medical record for each participant must meet the following requirements:

(i) Be complete.

(ii) Accurately documented.

(iii) Readily accessible.

(iv) Systematically organized.

(v) Available to all staff.

(vi) Maintained and housed at the PACE center where the participant receives services.

(b) Content of medical records. At a minimum, the medical record must contain the following:

(1) Appropriate identifying information.

(2) Documentation of all services furnished, including the following:

(i) A summary of emergency care and other inpatient or long-term care services.

(ii) Services furnished by employees of the PACE center.

(iii) Services furnished by contractors and their reports.

(3) Interdisciplinary assessments, reassessments, plans of care, treatment, and progress notes that include the participant's response to treatment.

(4) Laboratory, radiological and other test reports.

(5) Medication records.

(6) Hospital discharge summaries, if applicable.

(7) Reports of contact with informal support (for example, caregiver, legal guardian, or next of kin).

(8) Enrollment Agreement.

(9) Physician orders.

(10) Discharge summary and disenrollment justification, if applicable.

(11) Advance directives, if applicable.

(12) A signed release permitting disclosure of personal information.

(c) Transfer of medical records. The organization must promptly transfer copies of medical record information between treatment facilities.

(d) Authentication of medical records. (1) All entries must be legible, clear, complete, and appropriately authenticated and dated.

(2) Authentication must include signatures or a secured computer entry by a unique identifier of the primary author who has reviewed and approved the entry.

[64 FR 66279, Nov. 24, 1999, as amended at 71 FR 71337, Dec. 8, 2006]