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    Question ABN for Medicare non-covered expenses

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    My supervisor is contemplating having patients sign ABN for non-covered Medicare components of our procedures biling [surgical tray, sterile water, gloves]. Is there a precedent or resource that supports or denies this? I've been trawling the cms.gov/MLN site but haven't waded through everything yet.

    Any help/advise is greatly appreciated.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Kansas City, MO


    The global payment for a procedure done in the clinic includes payment for all these supplies. Please do not bill the patient for these things.
    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    Kansas City, MO Chapter
    Member Development Officer 2016
    Harrisonville, MO Chapter President - 2013
    ICD-10 Education Coordinator- 2012
    Chapter President - 2011
    President Elect - 2010

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    No these are not noncovered they are components included in the surgical package so they are being included in the reimbursement for the procedure.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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