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CMS clarifies need for physician signatures on all laboratory orders

APCs Insider, February 5, 2010

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If your healthcare organization doesn’t require a physician signature on all orders for clinical diagnostic laboratory testing, it’s time to revise your policy.
 
As part of the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, CMS said it expects healthcare organizations to have a physician signature on all orders for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests.
 
Continue reading “CMS clarifies physician signatures needed on all lab orders” on the HCPro Web site. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the February issue.



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