Advance Beneficiary Notice of NonCoverage (ABN)
As we reported in August in another of our news items, a revised Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131 has been posted to the CMS website to replace the form released 3/08. The new form has a release date of 3/11 printed in the lower left corner and can be downloaded from the CMS website. The mandatory use date of the new form has been changed to January 1, 2012. This change allows practices to deplete their current supply of ABNs dated 3/08. For more information on the revised ABN and to download the new form, visit www.cms.gov/BNI/02_ABN.asp.