The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Office of Management and Budget approved the renewal of the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (Form CMS-R-131). The renewed form expires January 31, 2026.
In addition to the expiration date, CMS also updated the nondiscrimination notice on the form. The changes are cosmetic only and do not impact how providers and suppliers fill out the form.
Providers may begin using the renewed version, and must use it beginning June 30, when the previous version expires.
To download the new version, visit the CMS website.