The CMS 1500 form in PDF format may be downloaded for free from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website, CMS.gov. Health care providers use the CMS 1500 to claim payment from Medicare for qualifying services rendered to Medicare patients. The form includes instructions on its proper completion and use.
The CMS 1500 must be submitted electronically, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Health care providers may purchase software to transmit the forms electronically, or they may use the free software that Medicare carriers supply for billing purposes. Alternatively, providers may contract with a clearinghouse service to handle all form submissions.