Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN)
- A notice provided by a doctor or supplier to a Medicare beneficiary foreseeing that Medicare will likely refuse payment for a given service or item, indicating consequently the beneficiary's responsibility for the cost
- If you're on the Original Medicare Plan, your doctor might give you an Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) in case Medicare doesn't cover the service.
- To avoid unanticipated expenses, John was glad that his supplier provided him an Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) before his new treatment started.
- Without receiving an Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) first, Sarah wasn't required to pay for the service that Medicare didn't cover.