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    Prescott, AZ

    Cool ABN help

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    I have searched both Noridian Medicare and CMS websites for "useful" information on how to use ABN's. I'm not really getting anything very clear in the instructions. Any other websites/sources available for assistance?

    I am looking for clear instructions of when to use an ABN; I know it's for "medical necessity". For example: a patient has been seen multiple times, every couple days, for wound care in a physician office setting. We have been coding 99212/3 for her visits with DX of 881.00. She had a laceration on her elbow that the physician has been providing wound care. She has been signing an ABN every time she's here. Is this appropriate use?? Help!!?!!

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    These are the instructions and a copy of the ABN off of CMS.

    adrianne, cpc

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