Corporate Compliance

Pay-per-view: Provisions address signatures on requisitions and orders

Compliance Monitor, July 18, 2007

Although a test requisition doesn't need a signature unless a payer (e.g., Medicaid) requires it, there must be a signed order or authenticated record to document that the test order meets the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) requirements, Medicare's payment rules, and the Conditions of Participation (CoP) for hospitals. Following is a breakdown of these regulations.

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