The following is from CMS.
As required by the Hospital Conditions of Participation published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), physicians may only authenticate their own chart entries.
CMS has issued an exception for verbal orders. The exception provides that verbal orders do not need to be signed by the prescribing practitioner, but could be authenticated by another practitioner responsible for the care of the patient.
All verbal orders must be authenticated based upon federal and state law. If there is no state law that designates a specific timeframe for the authentication of verbal orders, then verbal orders must be authenticated within 48 hours.
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