42 CFR 424.37 - Evidence of authority to sign on behalf of the beneficiary.

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§ 424.37 Evidence of authority to sign on behalf of the beneficiary.

(a) Beneficiary incapable. When a party specified in § 424.36(b) signs a claim or request for payment statement, he or she must also submit a brief statement that -

(1) Describes his or her relationship to the beneficiary; and

(2) Explains the circumstances that make it impractical for the beneficiary to sign the claim or statement.

(b) Beneficiary not present for services. When a representative of the provider, nonparticipating hospital, or supplier signs a claim or request for payment statement under § 424.36(c), he or she must explain why it was not possible to obtain the beneficiary's signature. (For example: “Patient not physically present for test.”)

[53 FR 6640, Mar. 2, 1988; 53 FR 12945, Apr. 20, 1988]

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Title 42 published on 2015-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 42 CFR Part 424 after this date.

  • 2015-11-05; vol. 80 # 214 - Thursday, November 5, 2015
    1. 80 FR 68624 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2016 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: These regulations are effective on January 1, 2016.
      42 CFR Parts 409, 424, and 484