A reminder from Practicefirst: The MLN Publications and Multimedia web page provides a complete listing of all national education products related to provider compliance. These products are available on the CMS website at:
The publication section provides various resources regarding provider compliance, such as Medicare Signature Requirements. This particular publication was released in May, and references:
How CMS defines a handwritten signature
Rules regarding using a scribe when documenting medical record entries
What is required for a valid signature
How orders are treated differently than other medical documentation
and much more…..
Please reference the Medicare Signature Requirements fact sheet.