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    If you have a pt visit form that the ma writes in the vitals & cc, does the dr still need to write all the notes of the visit or can he just dictate them and that serves as the visit notes? I'm confused.

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    Athens, Ga.


    The doctor is the one that must document the chief complaint. The MA can't do it.
    Walker Bachman, CPC, CPPM

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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Physician documentation

    The physician may hand write his/her notes, may dictate or may do a combination. Doesn't matter. What matters is what the physician documents s/he performed by whatever means.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC
    Last edited by FTessaBartels; 02-26-2010 at 11:00 AM.

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