One of the most important elements of a complete medical record is the name and signature of the provider of service. Medicare has set the standard for all payers on what is required to confirm the medical record and validate who provided the service. Most other payers follow the same guidelines as Medicare.
This training video outlines these signature requirements and how to ensure that each visit includes the mandatory information, in a legible format. Sometimes, errors can happen. We’ll summarize the options that providers have to authenticate a record, should that be necessary and how an internal signature log is one of the most important tools in your signature policy.