Some of the preferences for wording the attestation statement are carrier-specific. Basically ... the teaching physician must indicate his/her own face-to-face contact with patient, his participation in the history, exam and MDM, and his concurrence with the documentation as recorded by the resident. And, of course, must sign the report (no stamps allowed).
Eg: Patient seen and examined. I participated in the history, exam and medical decision making for this encounter, and agree with the resident's documentation above. /s/signature
Bear in mind, there are a lot of ways to state this. Sometimes the Teaching Physician does NOT agree with everything the resident documented. (Eg: "On my exam, the abdomen was tender and there was guarding.")
Check with your compliance office for further guidance.
F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
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