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Archive for October, 2012

PAs may not write post-operative notes

This is the lastest from SIG on the question of whether or not Physician Assitants may write post-operative notes:

The CMS COP guidelines 482.51(b)(6) stipulate that only the surgeon
who is performing the surgery can sign the immediate post operative note.
The PA signing the post operative note would not meet this requirement
under federal CMS standards.