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COVID-19, Compensation and Quality: CMS Deadlines

August 26, 2020

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EXTENSIONS! CMS is extending the deadlines for:

  • The new ABN, Form CMS-R-131 (exp. 6/30/2023). At this time, the renewed ABN will be mandatory for use on 1/1/2021. The renewed form may be implemented prior to the mandatory deadline. The ABN form and instructions can be found here

  • The educational and operations testing period for the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) has been extended through CY 2021. There are no payment consequences associated with the AUC program during CY 2020 and CY 2021. Stakeholders are encouraged to use this period to learn, test and prepare for the AUC program

These resources are provided to you through Practice Solutions, a program created to help LAMMICO insureds mitigate their malpractice risk as well as navigate the regulatory and financial burdens on physicians and their practices. Contact Natalie B. Cohen at 504.841.2727. 

This content is accurate as of August 26, 2020. 

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