Last Modified: 10/7/2013 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B
Plan of care or treatment signature FAQ
Q: Which specific non-physician practitioners (NPP) are able to sign the plan of care or plan or treatment in a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility/outpatient rehabilitation facility (CORF/ORF)?
A: Only a physician may establish a plan of care in a CORF. The written plan of treatment must be established and signed by the physician who has recently evaluated the patient. The physician must certify the initial plan of treatment or a significantly modified plan of treatment within 30 days. For additional guidance, you may review the local coverage determination (LCD) via the procedure code, LCD ID ("L" number), or keyword search for therapy and rehabilitation services by using our LCD lookup.
Source: CMS Internet-only manual (IOM) Pub. 100-02 Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15, Sections 220.1.3 A-D
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