Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer Health Care

ABN's

  • 1.  ABN's

    Posted 16 days ago
    For those giving ABN's:  which department provides the ABN and how do they know when to give the ABN (e.g. using software, based on purpose of visit, etc)?

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    David Garrison
    Compliance/Privacy Officer
    SEARHC
    Juneau,AK
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  • 2.  RE: ABN's

    Posted 16 days ago

    Hi David. Our technician or surgery scheduler is the one giving ABNs, when necessary. We have a pretty limited list of procedures/tests that we will need to get one for so, they have had it drilled into their heads which ones require the ABN.

     

    Not sure if that helps or not.... 

     

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    Misty Booker |  Compliance Manager | Baptist Eye Surgeons, PLLC 

    4528 Chapman Highway Knoxville, TN  37920 | mbooker@baptisteye.com

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  • 3.  RE: ABN's

    Posted 16 days ago
    Thanks, Misty.  Definitely helps.

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    David Garrison
    Compliance/Privacy Officer
    SEARHC
    Juneau,AK
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  • 4.  RE: ABN's

    Posted 16 days ago
    Edited by Jackie Robertson-Gutshall 16 days ago
    Hi David

    We vary as to who gives ABN's. It depends on the situation as to why we are doing the ABN. Sometimes, it is for a person that is seen too soon - those are easy to identify and are completed by the reception staff. Other times, it is when the patient is in the treatment room and our clinical staff determines that the condition would not be covered by medicare - ie, the patient is healthy.

    We have our forms integrated into our EMR and the patient is able to sign them using a touchscreen. Then we print it out and provide to the patient. The doctor then comes in and sees the patient.


    Jackie

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    Jackie Robertson-Gutshall
    Compliance Officer
    Advanced Regional Center for Ankle and Foot Care
    Altoona,PA
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