The Case of the Missing Signature

March 10th, 2022 - David M. Glaser, Esq.
Categories:   Compliance   Audits/Auditing  
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It’s important to remember that Medicare manuals are not binding, and they can’t “require” anything, including signatures.

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on Medicare signature requirements. I am lucky enough to have really smart clients, and a new client sent me two documents of which I was completely unaware. So first, thanks Lori! While neither of these documents change my analysis, they are worth discussing, because there are a number of important lessons to learn.

The first lesson is that the regulatory framework is constantly changing. Never assume you know all of the rules, even if you carefully study them all the time. New things are constantly appearing.

The first document has actually been around for almost a year; it’s a Medicare Learning Network (MLN) post, 905364, which came out in March 2021. That document contains the following gem of a paragraph: 

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This article originally published on February 23, 2022 by RACmonitor.

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