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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Volume 1, General Information : Section 1: Provider Enrollment and Responsibilities : 1.5 Provider Responsibilities : 1.5.8 Provider Certification/Assignment : Delegation of Signature Authority
A provider delegating signatory authority to a member of the office staff or to a billing service remains responsible for the accuracy of all information on a claim submitted for payment. A provider’s employees or a billing service and its employees are equally responsible for any false billings in which they participated or directed.
If the claim is prepared by a billing service or printed by data processing equipment, it is permissible to print “Signature on File” in place of the provider’s signature. When claims are prepared by a billing service, the billing service must obtain and keep a letter on file that is signed by the provider authorizing claim submission.

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