California Gender Recognition Act

Dear Colleagues,

Have you heard of the California Gender Recognition ACT (SB 179)? I would like to ask how folks are handling that throughout the Revenue Cycle Continuum from registration to claim drop. If a patient's identified gender is different than their anatomical gender how is that handled at your facility from registration to coding to billing to claim drop with the clearinghouses. The challenge with procedures etc that are specific to a gender if there is a mismatch the claim rejects. When there are clinical issues wherein a gender can cause the clinical practice and decisions to be different such as with troponin. Does your EMR have a place for this or is it Male, Female and Unknown or Other. Does anyone have policies, workflows etc?

I look forward to your thoughts.

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California Gender Recognition Act (SB 179) | LGBT Resource Center (ucsf.edu)

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