Signature requirements clarified by CMS

May 2008
Hospice Management Advisor;May2008, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p59
The article focuses on the change in the signature requirements as clarified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the U.S. The CMS clarified that a handwritten or electronic signature is acceptable for physicians' orders but that stamp signatures are not acceptable. In contrast however, a facsimile of "original written or electronic signatures are acceptable for the certifications of terminal illness for hospice."


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