In Billing
Jan 31st, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised its Skilled Nursing Facility Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (SNF ABN), last spring, and at the same time discontinued five Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Denial Letters. Here are the details, in case you missed them. An Updated Advanced Beneficiary Notice MLN Matters MM10567 Revised, effective April ...
In CMS
Sep 25th, 2017
With so many forms being required these days, it is easy to get lost in the terminology, rules, and coding requirements. This is a frequent issue with the Medicare-Fee-For-Service program and the Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) form. Most of us are familiar with the term ABN and have a general idea of when it should ...
In Coding
Mar 1st, 2009
From A-scans to YAG. By Kim Ross, CPC, OCS, and Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS Remember the pirate’s often-lost wooden eye in “Pirates of the Caribbean?” Or Tom Cruises’ eye transplant in “Minority Report?” Movies showing eye injuries intrigue us. Although it is a challenge to code these incidents, an even greater challenge is correctly coding ...