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Physician/Non-Physician (NPP) Signature Requirements:

The following are signature requirements for Physician/Non-Physician (NPP):

  1. The ordering practitioner must authenticate the services that are provided or ordered
  2. Signatures may be handwritten, electronic, or stamped, but stamped signatures are only permitted in the case of an author with a physical disability who can provide proof to a CMS contractor of an inability to sign due to a disability
  3. If signatures are illegible, follow the instructions in Complying with Medicare Signature Requirements