I have a question regarding the verbiage from CMS as we look to develop our forms to meet the directive from CMS below:



Provider Notification Requirements



When a beneficiary requests insertion of a presbyopia-correcting IOL instead of a conventional IOL following removal of a cataract: Prior to the procedure to remove a cataractous lens and insert a presbyopia-correcting lIOL, the facility and the physician must inform the beneficiary that Medicare will not make payment for services that are specific to the insertion, adjustment or other subsequent treatments related to the presbyopia-correcting functionality of the IOL.



My question is when we notify the patients "that Medicare will not make payment for services that are specific to the insertion, adjustment or other subsequent treatments related to the presbyopia-correcting functionality of the IOL" do we have to have them sign the form and keep it in the chart or can we simply hand them a note or even post a notice at the registration window for them to read?