Focus on the F-tag: SNFABN
At that time, CMS discontinued the 5 SNF Denial Letters and the Notice of Exclusion from Medicare Benefits - Skilled Nursing Facility (NEMB-SNF). Since the NEMB-SNF was used as a voluntary notice for care that is never covered by Medicare, CMS encourages providers to issue the revised SNFABN in this voluntary capacity. The revised SNFABN was distributed for use on May 7, 2018. MHCA has attached the form to this week's MHCA E-News for ease of access.
For Part A items and services: SNFs must use the newly revised SNFABN as the liability notice. For Part B items and services: SNFs must use the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131. The ABN and information on this notice can be found here.
Director of Quality Improvement & Regulatory Affairs