On August 4th, 2020, CMS released a statement stating that the 8/31/20 implementation due date for the updated CMS-R-131 Advanced Beneficiary Notice will be moved to 1/1/2021 due to the Public Health Emergency.

Here is the CMS statement:

To learn about the updated form and when its’ use is required for Medicare Part B in the SNF setting (and all Part B settings), please refer to our June 30th article HERE. You can download the new form and instructions HERE as well.

Please submit any questions you may have through our Just Ask Q&A Forum and we would be happy to assist you!

If you would like more information on all SNF Beneficiary Notices, including scenarios, timelines for delivery, Medicare appeals, and the role of the SNF Rehab Manager in the process, check out our Webcast HERE (free for Facility Members) for 2 CE’s. We are a NYS approved provider of continuing education for therapy professionals.

In Your Corner,

Dolores Montero, PT, DPT, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA

SNF Rehab & MDS Compliance Team


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