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It may not be a good idea to have your non-physician practitioners (NPPs) do scribe work. But maybe, in certain circumstances, they should have a scribe.  

CMS is freezing a rule that would require your physicians and non-physician providers (NPPs) to sign requisitions for lab tests. This requirement, introduced in the 2011 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, was to take effect Jan. 1, 2011 and would've applied to all lab tests paid under the clinical laboratory fee schedule. We covered this issue of lab signatures in a recent edition of the NPP Report.

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