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ABN for Medicare non-covered expenses

  1. 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 site but haven't waded through everything yet.

    Any help/advise is greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    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,CCC, AAPC Fellow
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    2018 Chapter President, Kansas City, MO

  3. #3
    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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