A HINN is issued in order to transfer financial liability to beneficiaries if the hospital determines that the care the beneficiary is receiving, or is about to receive, is not covered in a specific case. There are currently four different HINNs: HINN1, HINN10, HINN11, & HINN12.
Hospitals provide Hospital-Issued Notices of Noncoverage (HINNs) to beneficiaries prior to admission, at admission, or at any point during an inpatient stay if the hospital determines that the items or services the beneficiary is receiving, or is about to receive, are not covered because it is:
Instructions for each HINN are attached below. In the instructions are more details on how each HINN must be delivered.