AUG 30, 2017
Reminder to Provide Your Signature
Medicare administrative contractors continue to report missing signatures on audited billing. Without a signature, MACs can dismiss appeal requests and deny or recoup monies from your practice. Remember to follow signature guidelines. MACs only allow written or digital/electronic signatures; stamps do not suffice.
In addition to missing signatures, MACs also report an influx of incomplete redetermination requests. Confirm with your MAC how you should submit redetermination requests; they often prefer to receive them electronically through their portal.
Use the Academy’s Coding Updates and Resources page to find your MAC.
Learn more about signature requirements in Ophthalmic Coding: Learn to Code the Essentials.