The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued revised instructions related to signature requirements to clarify that the responsible party has accepted responsibility for the care of the beneficiary and authenticated related documentation. CMS discusses illegible signatures, signatures missing from documentation, signature log, and signature attestation statement.
In the revised instructions, the CMS provides examples of when the signature requirements are met and when the MACs, CERT and ZPICs/UPICs should contact the billing provider. Lastly, the revised instructions discuss electronic signatures and signature dating requirements.
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