Significant Changes to The ABN Are Coming – Review of Ophthalmology

Clearing up potential areas of confusion regarding Medicare’s Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage form.

This article addresses the following questions:

  • I just saw the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage forms being used in my office have a 3/2020 expiration. Am I going to have to give back the money I collected for the noncovered charges since then?
  • Is there a newer version of the ABN? How will I know I am using the newest version?
  • What’s different about the new ABN?
  • If the beneficiary isn’t dual-eligible, it sounds like the only real change is the date?
  • Other than telling the dual-eligibles they can only mark Option Box 1, is there anything else I need to know?

This article was published in Review of Ophthalmology’s Medicare Q & A column, which is written by Corcoran’s Senior Consultant, Paul M. Larson, MBA, MMSc, COMT, COE, CPC, CPMA. To view the entire article in Review of Ophthalmology, click on the link below:

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