How to bill flu shots to Medicare and commercial insurance companies.
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
The Senate passed the jobs bill late Tuesday night that includes the postponing of the 21% cut in Medicare reimbursement. Doctors get another 30 days before the Medicare cuts take effect. Hopefully Congress will act and rescind the cuts because doctors are already getting there reimbursements cut by commercial insurance companies.