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- Is there a newer version of the ABN?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: