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Tammy Posted 2 Year(s) ago
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 Posted 2 Year(s) ago
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 2 Year(s) ago
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 Posted 2 Year(s) ago
Nurse or Provider from the same facility or of the same TIN can sign the report.
Tammy Posted 2 Year(s) ago
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 Posted 2 Year(s) ago
Yes there are documentation guidelines to support this answer. I am searching for some authentic link, kindly give sometime. Thanks
SuperCoder Posted 2 Year(s) ago
https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/downloads/Signature_Requirements_Fact_Sheet_ICN905364.pdf https://www.aanp.org/legislation-regulation/federal-legislation/medicare/68-articles/325-medicare-reimbursement https://www.texmed.org/Template.aspx?id=2643 Hope these links will help you.
SuperCoder Posted 2 Year(s) ago
https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/downloads/Signature_Requirements_Fact_Sheet_ICN905364.pdf https://www.aanp.org/legislation-regulation/federal-legislation/medicare/68-articles/325-medicare-reimbursement https://www.texmed.org/Template.aspx?id=2643 Hope these links will help you.
Posted by Tammy, 2 Year(s). There are 8 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.

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