Revenue Cycle

CMS now requiring ABN review as part of ADR

Recovery Auditor Report, December 16, 2010

CMS released a transmittal on December 10 that will require that a mandatory advanced beneficiary notice (ABN) shall be requested as part of the additional documentation request (ADR) on all claims undergoing complex medical record review. This change will be effective on January 12, 2011.

View the transmittal here:
http://www.cms.gov/transmittals/downloads/R361PI.pdf

Read more on this here:
http://blogs.hcpro.com/medicarefind/2010/12/face-validity-assessment-of-abns-required-on-all-complex-medical-reviews/

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