Good News for Clinical Laboratories as CMS Delays Physician’s Signature Requirement

Medicare Program Won’t Enforce the New Rule For At Least 90 Days Yesterday brought welcome news for all clinical laboratories and pathology group practices in the United States. That’s because the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted an announcement on its website that it would delay enforcement of the final rule requiring that physician’s signatures be on all paper requisitions for Medicare patients starting January 1, 2011. This includes laboratory test requisitions. This...
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