Long-Term Care

Notice know-how: Issuing appropriate ABNs

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, May 1, 2011

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The guidelines regarding some SNF beneficiary notices may soon be changing. In time, the new SNF advance beneficiary notice (ABN) will be released; however, as of presstime, CMS had not publicized a deadline for the notice's implementation. The new SNF ABN was expected to be made public in January 2010 and ready for mandatory implementation by March of that year. The release was then pushed back to late summer 2010, but amid preparation for the implementation of the MDS 3.0 and RUG-IV, the new ABN never emerged.

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