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Signature over printed name

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    Medical Coding Books
    I have a few providers who use paper templates they complete at the time of the visit, and which are later scanned into the patient's electronic chart. The question is: the provider's name is printed on the top of each page of each form, and they sign and date the last page. Does the provider's name and credentials be printed underneath that signature line as well?
    Melanie Zinser, RMC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC
    Coding Educator & Quality Analyst
    OhioHealth Physician Group
    melanie.zinser@ohiohealth.com

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    Without seeing the ACTUAL form you are referencing, just based on your description, you are probably okay.

    BUT Best practice would be to have the printed name of the provider directly under the provider's signature. Why? Anything that makes the auditor have to take extra steps to get the information s/he needs is generally speaking not a good idea.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Thanks, Tessa. Nice to have a sensible reply that I can easily explain to my providers!
    Melanie Zinser, RMC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC
    Coding Educator & Quality Analyst
    OhioHealth Physician Group
    melanie.zinser@ohiohealth.com

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