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New Medicare ABN Required Effective Now

Medicare provides certain rights and protections to their beneficiaries related to financial liability and appeals.  An Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) is required to transfer potential financial liabilities to Medicare patients in certain instances to allow them to make informed decisions about their healthcare. 

An updated version of this form has been issued by CMS and became mandatory on June 30, 2023.  You may access this form and the instructions for use here.

About The Author

Jackie Boswell is an Assistant Vice President in SVMIC’s Medical Practice Services Department. Her background includes over 25 years as a medical management executive including hospital and physician practice administration. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Murray State University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Belmont University. She is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and has served as Finance Chair for MGMA’s Financial Management Society and as the ACMPE Forum Rep for the Tennessee MGMA. Jackie is a member of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee at Three Rivers Hospital in Waverly, TN. She also serves on the United Way Allocations Committee in Humphreys County. 

The contents of The Sentinel are intended for educational/informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Policyholders are urged to consult with their personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state and/or change over time.

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