Important Changes to Advanced Beneficiary Notice Process

March 10, 2008


As of March 3, 2008, CMS has replaced the Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) and the Lab ABN with the ABN of Noncoverage. There will be a six-month transition period beginning March 3 and extending until no later than September 1. All providers must begin using the new ABN during this period.

Find the revised ABN form and instructions for its use on the Beneficiary Notice Initiative webpage.