General Question for the Week of November 21, 2016

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Are rubber stamps of a physician’s name allowed on orders?

Answer:

Rubber signature stamps are not valid for many payers, including Medicare, since it cannot be validated that the person writing the order and affixing the stamped signature is the provider whose name is on the stamp. Thus, many payers prohibit the use of rubber stamps for the authentication of the medical record used to support billing the service.

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