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pvtbiller

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Box 31
« on: December 30, 2011, 07:43:24 AM »
Hello - Does a signature have to be in box 31?  If it is a DME supplier billing on the patients behald, is a computer printed name of the company (supplier) with the date acceptable?

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Re: Box 31
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 10:20:41 AM »
When we bill box 31 never has an actual signature, it just has the typed name of our provider.
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Re: Box 31
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 09:47:12 PM »
Thanks so much

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Re: Box 31
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 10:45:37 AM »
just to clarify:  For all auditing purposes the provider's signature should be on all encounters.
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Re: Box 31
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 11:16:11 PM »
Even if it prints the dme company and not an induviduals name?  who should sign it then?

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Re: Box 31
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012, 01:41:48 PM »
I believe she's referring to the patients paperwork/chart.  Not box 31 on the CMS form.
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Re: Box 31
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2012, 09:01:03 PM »
no, on the cms form

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Re: Box 31
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012, 08:37:13 AM »
I'm confused....as long as the name itself is printed in box 31, the claim is fine.  An actual cursive signature does not have to be in box 31
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Re: Box 31
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2012, 10:10:33 AM »
I was just clarifying that although the "signature on file" is accepted on the claim, source documents such as the encounter must have the provider's signature.
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Re: Box 31
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2012, 10:17:56 AM »
thank you

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Re: Box 31
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2012, 05:25:00 AM »
So just to summarize, original signature must be on source document, but not in box 31.   ;)
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