Up until this came out if your documentation was not legibly signed, they could take back their money. Now they have been instructed to dig a little deeper and verify that the chicken scratch on the note is actually someones signature before they can take back any money.
One of the ways to verify is with a signature log. Everywhere I have ever worked has the providers sign their names (in theory as they would on medical records) and keeps a master file of signatures, or a "signature log". This is then referenced if there is ever a question about who signed something.
Hope this helps,
Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC
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