Occasionally Medicare patients may be asked to sign an Advance Beneficiary Notice should their physician order a chemotherapy regimen that may not be covered by Medicare. An Advance Beneficiary Notice, or ABN, is a written notice from Medicare given to you before receiving certain items or services, notifying you that:
Medicare may deny payment for that specific treatment. You will be personally responsible for full payment if Medicare denies payment.
Medicare requires our office to have you sign this form prior to services being rendered. An ABN gives you the opportunity to accept or refuse the items or services and protects you from unexpected financial liability in cases where Medicare denies payment. It also offers you the right to appeal Medicare's decision.
Last Updated: 1/18/2011