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What is the importance of physician orders?Physician’s orders provide directions to the healthcare team regarding medications, treatments, tests, and diets. The order establishes medical necessity for the services provided which in turn supports the payment. All tests/procedures and medications require a physician’s order with the exception of Medicare’s preventive and screening services (seasonal influenza virus vaccine, screening mammogram and pneumococcal vaccine).
A physician’s order needs to be signed, legible, dated and timed.