Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131, Updated Manual Instructions
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Editorial changes have been made to Chapter 30, Section 50 regarding issuance of the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131. Language changes were made to simplify and clarify existing manual instructions. ABNs have been required to inform beneficiaries in Original Medicare about possible non-covered charges when limitation of liability applies. Section 1879 of the Social Security Act (the Act) protects fee for service beneficiaries from payment liability in certain situations unless they are notified of their potential liability in advance.