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Documentation Guidelines for billing PA rounds/discharges?

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    Question Documentation Guidelines for billing PA rounds/discharges?
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    Does anyone know if a PA hospital visit requires a physician's signature on the round/discharge note? We are having a hard time finding something in writing and we have several PA visits that do not have Physician's signatures on them. Please help!! Thanks!

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    I think it depends on the state scope of practice for the PA. In Indiana all PA notes are required to be reviewed and signed by a physician within 24 hours.

    Your hospital may also have a policy.

    LeeAnn

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    Same in Pennsylvania. All notes need supervising physician signature. Try the American Academy of Physican Assistants website, you can look up your state regs on there. It is a very good site.

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