Stamped Signatures Not Acceptable!

Stamped signatures are not acceptable. Palmetto GBA continues to receive medical records with stamped signatures. Stamped signatures are only permitted in the case of an author with a physical disability who can provide proof to CMS or a CMS contractor of an inability to sign due to a disability. 

CMS would permit use of a rubber stamp for signature in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in the case of an author with a physical disability that can provide proof to a CMS contractor of his/her inability to sign their signature due to their disability. By affixing the rubber stamp, the provider is certifying that they have reviewed the document.