CMS Updates ABN Chapter of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently revised the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (ABN) section 50 in chapter 30 of Pub. 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual via Transmittal l 10862/Change Request (CR) 12242. The changes are primarily a reorganization of the material, clarifications, and updates.¬† For instance, some of the examples used…

OMB Approves Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage Form for Renewal

The Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non–coverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131, and form instructions have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. The ABN form is renewed every three years in accord with Paperwork Reduction Act. The use of the renewed form with the expiration date of June¬†30, 2023 will be mandatory…