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Field Guide to Physician Coding 3rd Edition



Jenny Berkshire
Electronic Teaching Attestations
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Electronic Teaching Attestations
Posted: Jul 10 2009, 8:19 AM
When a discharge note is dictated by a resident and electronically signed by the attending physician, does the attending also have to add a teaching attestation addedum to bill the charge?

Electronic TP statement
Posted: Jul 10 2009, 10:38 AM
Absolutely! The attending may create a macro to use as the attestation statement. My audit experience suggests that the macro should be checked to be sure there is an indication that the attending saw/examined the patient and that it references the resident's note. See the TP guidelines at:, section 100.

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