NPP Notes

October 1, 2004

When a CMA, LPN, or RN provides a nonbillable service to our patients and documents what she has done, does this note need to be signed by the physician?

Question: When a CMA, LPN, or RN provides a nonbillable service to our patients and documents what she has done, does this note need to be signed by the physician?

Answer: Technically, no. There is no requirement that it be signed. That said, attorneys definitely recommend that all actions be signed off on. I would suggest that you check with your malpractice carrier on the specifics.