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    A provider's documentation for services is completely illegible. Other than the 95 and 97 Guidelines, are there any other locations where it is cited that documentation must be legible? Any other experiences with illegible documentation?

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    Hi - I am not sure if you are referring to a physician working in a facility setting. If so, JCAHO, the "Joint Commission" has some specific guidelines about the need for legible handwriting as it relates to patient safety, especially with physician orders.

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