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New Advance Beneficiary Notice tools available

December 21, 2017

Baltimore — The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services has new tools available to assist providers who use the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage form.

Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage forms allow fee-for-service beneficiaries to make an informed decision about whether to get the item or service that are usually covered by Medicare but may not be expected to be covered in a specific instance. The Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage form allows the beneficiary to accept financial responsibility if Medicare does not pay. If the beneficiary does not get written notice when it is required, CMS says he or she may not be held financially liable if Medicare denies payment, and the provider or supplier may be financially liable if Medicare does not pay. 

For providers who use this form, the agency has a free interactive tutorial available here and an Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage booklet here.

For more information about Advance Beneficiary Notices, visit the CMS website.