Do you get an informed consent from each of your acupuncture patients?
It is essential acupuncturists obtain informed consent from every patient before starting any treatment.
Here are 3 things the informed consent process should include:
1- Explaining the procedure(s)
2- Potential risks and benefits
3- Alternative treatments that may be available
By obtaining informed consent, acupuncturists can avoid potential misunderstandings or disagreements about the treatment.
Communicating with your patients in a clear and concise manner is important so they can understand their treatment, and also for minimizing your liability exposure.
And remember, American Acupuncture Council Network is the expert with over 3 decades of experience in dealing with a wide range of acupuncture billing issues.