Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) must issue a notice to Original Medicare (fee for service - FFS) beneficiaries in order to transfer potential financial liability before the SNF provides:

  • an item or service that is usually paid for by Medicare, but may not be paid for in this particular instance because it is not medically reasonable and necessary, or
  • custodial care.

For Part A items and services: SNFs use the SNF ABN as the liability notice.

For Part B items and services: SNFs use the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131. The ABN and information on this notice can be found at /Medicare/Medicare-General-Information/BNI/ABN.

To download the SNF ABN and accompanying instructions, please click on the appropriate link below.


Questions regarding the SNF ABN or ABN can be submitted at: https://appeals.lmi.org/ 

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12/01/2021 08:00 PM