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ABN Question

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    Cool ABN Question
    Medical Coding Books
    Hello everyone,
    I need some help in regards to filling out an ABN.

    For example in the items or services we write echocardiogram.

    Reason: htn

    Is this approipriate, or should we write not a covered diagnosis?


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    I just read over the ABN Form Instructions and it says to use "beneficiary friendly" language for the reason services wouldn't be covered. I would state "not a covered diagnosis" versus writing in the actual code.

    Also, below is a link for the info I found, as well as the updated ABN version. I hope they are of help to you.

    Good Luck!
    Sylvia Thompson, CPC
    Billing Supervisor
    San Diego, CA

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    Default Abn
    Thank you for your help!


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