The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an educational resource detailing signature requirements for physicians, non-physician practitioners, providers, suppliers, and other health care professionals who order or provide Medicare-covered services to Medicare beneficiaries. The Medicare program accepts the following types of signatures: handwritten, electronic, and under certain circumstances, rubber stamped signatures are acceptable. For the complete details on signature requirements for diagnostic tests, DME supplies, Certificates of Medical Necessity, signature guidelines for medical review purposes, and use of rubber stamp for signature, click
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