Do Notes Written by an Assistant Need to be Co-signed?

July 13, 2020
Rick Gawenda

A question I have been receiving lately is do notes written by an assistant need to be co-signed/counter-signed by the supervising therapist? For the answer to this question, you must look in 2 places and both must say either no and be silent on this question.

You must first look at your

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  1. We are in a POP. Do we need to sign PTA notes for commercial plans or Medicare replacement plans?

    1. You would need to check with your state practice act and each insurance carrier regarding co-signature requirements of notes written by a PTA or an OTA.