CMS Updated ABN Forms
by Matt Minnella, ANJC Director of Insurance and Regulatory Affairs
CMS has released an updated Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (ABN) form (Form CMS-R-131). There are no substantive changes to the form or its usage. However, the updated form has added language informing beneficiaries of their rights to CMS nondiscrimination practices and how to request the ABN in an alternative format if needed. The new form also includes the updated expiration date of the form which is 03/2020.
YOU MUST USE THIS NEW ABN FORM BEGINNING TODAY, JUNE 21st!
The new ABN can be downloaded here.
The ABN form instructions may be found here: ABN Form Instructions .