Yes and No.

An Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) is mandatory in some situations and voluntary in others.  It is issued by your laboratory, home health agency, hospice, physician, practitioner, and supplier.  It is issued to if you are an Original Medicare beneficiary and if you are in a situation where they expect Medicare to deny payment.

As of March 2017, the form was renewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  That form will begin to be used on 6/21/2017.

Click AdvanceBeneficaryNotice to view an example of an ABN.  For more information regarding ABN, visit https://www.cms.gov/MEDICARE/medicare-general-information/bni/abn.html

If you have any questions or concerns, regarding Medicare payment, please contact us and we will steer you in the right direction.  You can reach us at (336) 793-1833.