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Nurse documentation sign off

Tammy Posted Fri 13th of May, 2016 09:32:14 AM
If a nurse quits from a practice, and has nurse visits in an EHR chart that aren't signed off, who is authorized to sign off on that note?
SuperCoder Answered Mon 16th of May, 2016 00:11:42 AM
In this scenario, the nurse who has performed or assisted in performing the services is held responsible for signing the report. As name and/or the signature of the performing nurse is required in order to bill the service or pass the claim. You can ask for the signature of the nurse who was present during the procedure.
Tammy Posted Mon 16th of May, 2016 06:19:38 AM
That nurse quit and left unsigned notes. So my question again is, can anyone sign the note or do we just leave it unsigned? We will already not be billing. Thanks,
SuperCoder Answered Tue 17th of May, 2016 18:50:11 PM
Nurse or Provider from the same facility or of the same TIN can sign the report.
Tammy Posted Wed 18th of May, 2016 06:07:02 AM
Is there documentation guidelines thru CMS to support this answer of "nurse or provider from the same facility can sign the report"? I need proof, it's a very touchy situation.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 20th of May, 2016 15:20:41 PM
Yes there are documentation guidelines to support this answer. I am searching for some authentic link, kindly give sometime. Thanks
SuperCoder Answered Tue 24th of May, 2016 07:36:55 AM Hope these links will help you.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 24th of May, 2016 07:36:56 AM Hope these links will help you.

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