Orders for tests performed internally

Hello

Do Medicare or other payors require a separate signed order for a test performed in house (sleep study, echocardiogram, etc.) or is the patient's signed chart note sufficient? If an auditor requests a signed order is the verbiage below adequate?


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Thanks

Beth


Beth Aldridge, CPC
Coding Manager

Northern California Medical Associates, Inc
Phone: (707) 573-6145
Fax: (707) 573-6932

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