Can a Resident Certify a Therapy Plan of Care

October 19, 2020
Rick Gawenda

Can a resident physician certify and recertify a plan of care for outpatient therapy services under the Medicare program?


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  1. It is my understanding that POC’s cannot have stamped signatures. Are electronic signatures allowed? Have there been any other changes due to the current public health emergency?

    1. Electronic signatures are acceptable. Stamped signatures are not acceptable unless it meets the exception which is as follows:

      CMS would permit use of a rubber stamp for signature in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in the case of an author with a physical disability that can provide proof to a CMS contractor of his/her inability to sign their signature due to their disability. By affixing the rubber stamp, the provider is certifying that they have reviewed the document.