Renewed ABN Form Mandatory January 2021

August 3, 2020
Rick Gawenda

This article was updated on August 3, 2020 as CMS did change the effective date.

Per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131, and form instructions have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. The use of the renewed form with the expiration date of 06/30/2023 will be mandatory on

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  1. What about ABNs for commercial insurances (not Medicare replacement plans)? Should we give ABNs when performing services that will not be covered (ie ionto, dry needling)? Can we modify the CMS form and insert “Your insurance” wherever it says “Medicare” and remove any Medicare/CMS specific content?