An ABN is a written notice from Medicare (standard government form CMS-R- 131), given to you before receiving certain items or services, notifying you:
- Medicare may deny payment for that specific procedure or treatment
- You will be personally responsible for full payment if Medicare denies payment.
- It also offers you the right to appeal Medicare’s decision.
Although Medicare may not pay for your items or services, there may be good reasons for your physician recommending them. You should notify your doctor of your refusal.