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    If you check that you do not have the Medicare Signature
    Authorization can you still bill Medicare Part B?
    Reason I am asking, is some of our SNF that we get our patient
    information from do not send the authorization to bill, and therefore
    we have a lot of billing on hold. Can we bill without the
    authorization on file, or do we need to send the authorization form
    to the sponsors for signature. I am sure that the facilities must
    have an authorization on file, right?

    Any assistance would be helpful, and if there is something in
    writing, please let me know where I can locate such information.


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    Our supervisor used to insist that we in the doctors' office get the patients signature, even in cases where the hospital and/or other physician's groups within the medical center had the signature.

    Based on that, I think you should hold off until you get the signature.

    It may be possible to send one of the employees to the nursing home to get the signatures, or mail a form to the patients' address.

    Hope this helps!


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    Thanks James, I am going to end up sending the forms to the sponsors. I will design a letter to go with it. Appreciate the reply.

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