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HCFA 1500 Instructions
In April 2007 the older version of the HCFA 1500 (12-90) was officially replaced by the new version CMS 1500 (08-05) to accommodate the use of the newly instituted NPI numbers. Medical insurance claims must now be filed on the newer version CMS 1500 (08-05) forms to be considered for payment.
It is important that the HCFA or CMS 1500 is filled out accurately and completely for the doctor to get reimbursement. Any errors or omissions on the claim can cause the claim to be denied. You are much more likely to get paid if your claim is filed correctly the first time than if you have to resubmit the claim. We have seen many medical offices where follow up is never done. They never check to see if the claims they submitted were paid or not. If these offices don't have the forms completed correctly, their incomes can come to a screeching halt.
The CMS website has a list of HCFA 1500 instructions but many billers find the information too technical and confusing to give them the answers as to which boxes and lines need to be completed and what information is required in these spaces. We received so many questions on our Ask The Biller page on what goes in which box that we wrote an ebook on HCFA 1500 instructions.
Our HCFA 1500 instructions ebook, "How To Complete a CMS 1500 (HCFA 1500) Completely and Correctly - Line By Line, Box By Box" is now available for immediate download in pdf format for $47. This 64 page ebook explains in terms a medical biller will understand exactly what information is required and where to put it on the new CMS 1500 forms with specific details.
Our HCFA 1500 instructions ebook is written in down to earth terms that you will be able to understand not technical mumbo jumbo. This ebook explains all parts of a CMS 1500 form and we illustrate it in a way that the person doing the billing knows exactly which boxes need to be completed and what is expected in each box. We explain what each box means and how the information in the boxes is used to process the claims. Increase your accounts receivable and prevent future denials by learning what is required and where to put it on these new forms.
*** For complete HCFA 1500 instructions and to make sure you are completing your HCFA 1500 forms correctly, be sure to keep a copy of our book handy. You can save many times over the cost of this CMS 1500 instructions ebook the first week you use it.
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