Feb 24, 2011

CMS to Shelve Physician Lab Signature Rule

Thanks to the efforts of TMA member U.S Rep. Michael Burgess, MD, (R-Texas), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to withdraw its rule requiring physicians to sign laboratory requisition forms, the American Medical Association says. The requirement was included in the 2011 Medicare fee schedule and was supposed to go into effect on April 1.

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