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Make sure your provider is the last one to sign the note

Effective Feb 17, 2022
Published Feb 21, 2022
Last Reviewed Feb 17, 2022
Question: At our practice, the billers are often the ones to close the doctor’s note. While we read through the note for coding, we also correct spelling and make other staff aware of missing documentation or orders. We sign and date along with the doctor’s signature and date. Is this OK? Also, if our physician assistants are rendering providers and we bill under our surgeon’s national provider identifier (NPI), do both the physician assistant (PA) and the surgeon need to sign the note?

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