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New Medicare Advance Beneficiary Notice ABN CMS-R-131 to be used by January 1, 2012

Use New Medicare Advance Beneficiary Notice ABN CMS-R-131 by January 1, 2012 I received an e from the CMS LISTSERV today reminding me about the new Advance Beneficiary Notice ABN that we all have to start using by January 1, 2012.  I wanted to that information with you all, just in case you do not to the Medicare es.  Below is the info right from CMS. 2011 Version of Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage Must Be Used Beginning Sun Jan 1, 2012 In Continue Reading

Filed Under: Medical Billing and Coding Topics, Medicare Billing Tips

Medicare Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN): A Quick How-To

Does Your Medicare Patient Need To Sign An Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) CMS-R-131? Yes!  When applicable, your Medicare patients should always sign an Advance Beneficiary Notice (form CMS-R-131). An ABN is not used for commercial insurance companies. What Is An ABN? An ABN is a Medicare waiver of liability that providers are required to give a Medicare patient for services provided that may not be covered or considered medically necessary. An ABN is used when service(s) provided may not be reimbursed Continue Reading

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