LEEDer Group Inc.
8508 North West 66th St.
Miami, Florida 33166 USA

Phone: 305.436.5030
Fax: 305.436.0086
E-mail Address: info {at] LEEDerGroup [dot] com

2016-01 Physician Signatures Missing on Medical Records: CERT Tip





. Physician Signatures Missing on Medical Records: CERT Tip
  • Palmetto GBA continues to see a problem regarding the absence of a physician signature on medical records reviewed by the CERT contractor. Once the provider receives a response from CERT, the provider will then submit an appeal to us and will send a copy of the record that has been signed after the CERT review. We cannot accept this document. Palmetto GBA will contact the provider asking for an attestation statement. A common response from providers is “A What?. We then explain to the provider to reference the CMS IOM, Publication 100-08, Chapter 3 which provides information regarding the attestation statement. The important tip here is to ensure medical records are signed prior to submitting the records to the CERT contractor.