CMS Expands Deadline for use of Renewed ABN Form

Published: 08/05/2020

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

As StayAlert! has previously reported, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) Form CMS-R-131 and instructions was approved for renewal by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in June 2020.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, CMS has announced that it is expanding the deadline for use of the renewed ABN, Form CMS-R-131.  At this time, the renewed ABN will be mandatory for use on January 1, 2021. The renewed form may be implemented prior to the

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