by abilling, January 19, 2016

Are you getting ABNs (Advanced Beneficiary Notices) signed when needed?

An Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) is necessary when you think a service may be denied by a payer, or you think a payer may pay and request a refund at a later date due.  Medicare has a specific Form that is required to be filled out for their patients.  Please be sure you are using the most current form for Medicare.

When you have had a patient fill out an ABN, please be sure to submit that signed form to ABI with that patient’s charge.  A specific modifier must go out on the claim showing the ABN has been signed.

If you have questions about the ABN or need to know how to access the most current ABN for Medicare, please contact Stephanie Kurtz, (316) 281-3710.



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