As of right now, there is no mandated time frame as to when documentation needs to be completed and signed. If there is, I have not found that rule yet. It will all depend on how your compliance plan is set up in regards to untimely dictation. We have adopted a 72 hour completion period, anything beyond that will warrant a visit to the physician and find out what is the hold up and if there is a remedy we can offer.
Explain to your physician that timely filing is a medical liability not only to himself and the practice but also to the patients' that are being treated. Here is an article about a physician that was in that very similar situation and the federal government charged him with obstruction. Here is the link to that article. Good luck!
Title: Former Psychiatrist Gets Judgment, Jail Time for Fraud
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