Does anyone have a way to get physicians to sign verbal or phone orders within the 48
hour time limit imposed by the state and HCFA? and 7 day for physician assistant cosigning? Any policy or procedure would be helpful
Aug 6, '00
We have tried faxing the order to the office. I will tell you we have not been real successful with that. I have heard of a facility that has one person delegated to drive around to the MD offices to get the paperwork signed.
My organization is working with a consultant on corporate compliance and this is one of the first issues we are focussing on. I will keep in touch. NA
Oct 18, '00
The suggestion to FAX the order to the doctors office is usually successful. I would recommend that if you have continued problems with physicians not signing verbal orders that you consider encouraging your facility to develop a policy regarding limiting the physicians priviledges at the facility until all orders have been signed.