When it comes to sending faxes, you must include a cover sheet, whether you send physical or digital fax. This cover sheet adds an extra layer of protection for the patient's information.
The information included on the sheet should convey that the fax includes sensitive information. Using the words "confidential" and "important" on the sheet helps to ensure that it gets attention. Do not put any information that could identify the patient on the cover sheet. However, you should include your office's contact number and a request to call immediately if the wrong person received the fax. These additions help to ensure that you had the correct fax number on file.
Don't forget to include standard fax cover sheet information such as the name and number of both the sender and recipient, the subject, and the number of pages.