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CMS releases update to medical record signature requirements

Physician Practice Insider, October 20, 2015

On October 2, CMS released a change request to allow contractors to accept initials instead of signatures for amendments or delayed entries in medical record entries, if there is evidence in the medical record associating the provider's initials with their name.

Effective date: October 1, 2015 process date
Implementation date: November 2, 2015
View Transmittal R615PI.

This article originally appeared on the Medicare Compliance Watch website.

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