Ana Posted Thu 22nd of July, 2010 16:35:45 PM
"Although direct supervision" doesn't mean physician must be present in the room during the procedure, but in the vicinity and available in person if needed. May a physician sign all copies of IGRT/Brain Lab images at the end of the morning clinic or all at the end of the day? or it requires looking at real-time images on a computer screen and alerting if changes are required, which can be done remotely (based on patient condition).
We urgently need some advise.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 23rd of July, 2010 02:49:16 AM
Physician's signature should be present on all the copies to show that the images have been reviewed by the physician. Simply looking at the images on a screen does not suffice. When the physician signs them is not of much importance as long as it does not come in the way of the treatment plan or the practice followed by your office.