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CMS Extends Deadline for Use of Renewed ABN for Medicare Part B Services

As we previously reported, the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) Form CMS-R-131 and instructions have been approved for renewal.  

CMS had announced that use of the renewed form (exp. 6/30/2023) would be mandatory on Aug. 31, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, CMS is going to expand the deadline for use of the renewed ABN, Form CMS-R-131 At this time, the renewed ABN will be mandatory for use on Jan. 1, 2021. The renewed form may be implemented prior to the mandatory deadline.  

The ABN form and instructions may be found in the Downloads section of this CMS webpage.

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