Medicare’s ABN form is tricky. Get it right, and you can collect denied funds directly from your patients. Get it wrong, and you’re left writing off tens of thousands in “not medically necessary” denials.
The problem is there are only certain circumstances when you’re required to have a patient sign an ABN. And having your patients sign the form when they don’t have to can land you in just as much trouble as not getting it signed at all.
The only way for you to collect every penny you’re entitled to is to master the use of Medicare’s ABN form. This is where revenue cycle management, Nathan Bushlow, MBA, CPC, and national ABN expert, Owen Dahl, MBA, LFACHE, LSSMBB, can help. Their step-by-step Master ABN Requirements Pack, includes 2 must-have resources that will show you how to collect more of what you deserve for Medicare noncovered services while staying off auditors radars. Read below to learn more about this must-have pack!
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PART 1: ABN Form Essentials: Promote Patient Satisfaction & Collection Ease
Available On-Demand or in CD-Rom.
Medicare’s ABN form is more than just a sheet – it’s your payment vehicle. Give patients the form combined with the right instructions, and you’re on the fast path to reimbursement. Provide the form with limited information, and you’re often left footing the bill.
Patients want more services, more often than insurers cover. It’s very tricky to get patients to understand that going ahead with a noncovered service makes them financially liable. Surprise them with a bill and you’ll be busy with complaints, not payment posting.
Making your ABN form presentation transparent to drive money is where revenue cycle expert Nathan Bushlow, MBA, CPC, comes in. During his 60-minute online training session, he’ll walk you through how to better use the ABN form to inform patients of financial responsibility – and land patient pay. You’ll get proven practice strategies, so you can master ABN form usage and implementation.
PART 2: Master Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements and Get PAID
**Available in PDF format.
You can get barred from seeing Medicare patients altogether for incorrectly completing Medicare’s Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) form.
Medicare is tracking everything. Who at your practice presents the form. How well you educate the patient. How you apply ABN billing modifiers. How accurately you estimate your costs. Present the wrong info and you’ll be footing the bill for thousands in unmedically necessary write offs or be left with a very angry patient that runs to Medicare to complain.
Meet all of Medicare’s ABN guidelines and you unlock thousands in patient payments. But, getting it right requires far more than just checking the correct boxes.
If you want to see Medicare patients, you really have no choice but to master ABN requirements. The good news is there is an easy way to master these confusing rules, fast. The 2019 Executive Report, Master Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements and Get PAID, is the answer.
Nathan Bushlow is an expert in coding and revenue cycle management. He has earned a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University as well as a credential as a Certified Professional Coder® (CPC®). He has managed the coding of all services for hundreds of physicians in a variety of specialties across the country, as well as managed the entire revenue cycle for one of Southern California’s largest Cardiology practices.
He currently is a revenue cycle and practice management consultant for Vantage Revenue Cycle Solutions. Nathan has helped many practices maximize their reimbursements and mitigate their compliance risk by focusing on optimizing processes and effectively teaching the skills necessary for proper coding and billing.
Owen is a principal of Owen Dahl Consulting, in The Woodlands, Texas. He has 53 years of experience in consulting, running a medical billing service and managing medical practices. He was also a hospital administrator. Owen speaks across the country on medical practice issues related to strategic planning, Lean and Six Sigma, culture, human resource management and the revenue cycle.
He is an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans, the author of Think Business – Medical practice quality, efficiency and profit, contributing author of the popular book Lean Six Sigma for the Medical Practice and recently published Integration of Behavioral Health Into Medical Homes: A Rapid Implementation Guide. Owen received his Bachelor’s degree in Hospital Administration at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and his Master’s from the University of Northern Colorado. He recently achieved his Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt through Villanova University. He served in the USAF.