TITLE

No ABNs Necessary For Excluded Services

PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Health Information Compliance Alert;Mar2012, Vol. 12 Issue 3, pp21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers guidance for home health agencies (HHAs) in issuing or completing the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services's (CMS) new home health advance beneficiary notice (HHABN) form. The CMS's HHABN instructions indicate that HHABN Option Box 1 is not required prior to delivery of services or items that are statutorily excluded from home health coverage under Medicare. However, the CMS suggests that the HHA may choose to issue Option Box 1 as a voluntary notice.
ACCESSION #
73371676

 

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