Check out These Quick Examples of Appropriate ABN Use

September 2011
Health Information Compliance Alert;Sep2011, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p67
The article offers information on the proper use of advance beneficiary notice (ABN). It says that Medicare only reimburse one prostate-specific antigen (PSA) per year, so ask the patient to sign an ABN for the second screening. It states that if there is doubt whether Medicare will cover the additional botulinum injection, ask the patient to sign an ABN. It also mentions that a patient is asked to sign an ABN if the physician is unsure if Medicare will cover the additional epidural injection.


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