Reminder of Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) Renewal

Published 01/12/2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid has renewed the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) Form CMS-R-131 issued by providers (including independent laboratories, home health agencies, and hospices), physicians, practitioners, and suppliers to Original Medicare (fee for service) beneficiaries in situations where Medicare payment is expected to be denied. The effective date for use of this ABN form is 6/21/2017. Please note no changes have been made to the form itself; however, the newly incorporated expiration date is March 2020.