Friday, June 13, 2008

Medicare ABN form has changed

Medicares ABN Form has changed since March 3 2008. Please begin using the new form which can be found at this website:


Beginning Monday, March 3, 2008, providers (including independent laboratories), physicians, practitioners, and suppliers may use the revised ABN for all situations where Medicare payment is expected to be denied. The revised ABN replaces the existing ABN-G (Form CMS-R-131G), ABN-L (Form CMS-R-131L), and NEMB (Form CMS-20007).

CMS will allow a 6-month transition period from the date of implementation for use of the revised form and instructions. Thus, all providers and suppliers must begin using the revised ABN (CMS-R-131) no later than September 1, 2008.

Additional information regarding the use of the Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) is available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Website at:

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