Effective June 18, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow providers with a physical disability to use a rubber stamp as signature when ordering or referring medical services for Medicare beneficiaries.
To claim the signature exemption, providers with a physical disability must provide
proof to a CMS contractor of their inability to sign their signature. With few exceptions, stamped signatures are not acceptable as described in Chapter/Section 220.127.116.11 of the Medicare Program Integrity Manual. To access the MLN Matters article, click HERE
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