Advanced Beneficiary Notice for Same or Similar (Participating Providers)
The ABN is a notice given to beneficiaries in Original Medicare to convey that Medicare is not likely to provide coverage in a specific case. The ABN may also be used to provide voluntary notification of financial liability for items or services that Medicare never covers. The ABN must be reviewed with the beneficiary or his/her representative and any questions raised during that review must be answered before it is signed. Once all blanks are completed and the form is signed, a copy is given to the beneficiary or representative. In all cases, the notifier must retain a copy of the ABN delivered to the beneficiary on file.
Advanced Beneficiary Notice for Same or Similar (Non-Participating Providers)
Changes and Additions to ABN for a Non-Participating Provider: The last sentence in Option 1 has a single line strike and under Additional Information reads, “This supplier doesn’t accept payment from Medicare for the item(s) listed in the table above. If I checked Option 1 above, I am responsible for paying the supplier’s charge for the item(s) directly to the supplier. If Medicare does pay, Medicare will pay me the Medicare-approved amount for the item(s), and this payment to me may be less than the supplier’s charge.”
Provider Authorization Letter (Part 1-of-2)
Take the contents of this letter an copy them onto your practice letterhead, then edit the letter to include the details of your practice. Next, either send a copy of the letter (with a copy of the “Provider Authorization Form”) directly to your referring providers, or have your patient hand deliver to their referring provider (which is what we suggest)!