On Friday, September 6, 2013, CMS released instructions for completing the Home Health Change of Coverage Notice (HHCCN) and the Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) through change request (CR) 8403 and 804 (Medicare Claims Processing transmittals 2781 and 2782).
The HHCCN (Form CMS-10280) will replace the Option Box 2 and Option Box 3 formats of the HHABN. The ABN (Form CMS-R-131) will replace the HHABN Option Box 1 format.
The changes have an implementation date of December 9, 2013. However, agencies are permitted to being using the new HHCCN now. The HHCCN will soon be posted on CMS’ Beneficiary Notice Initiative (BNI) web page. There is a copy included as part of the CR 8403. The ABN form can be found on the BNI site.
The BNI site can be found here.
The CR 8403 can be found here.
The CR 8404 can be found here.
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