What Do You Use a CMS 1500 Insurance Claim Form For?


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Form CMS 1500 is the official form used by medical providers and equipment suppliers to bill Medicare and equipment carriers for services, as stated by the U.S. Government Bookstore. The form is only available to providers and suppliers with a qualifying exemption that allows them to file a paper CMS 1500 instead of doing so electronically.

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Medical providers and suppliers can find Form CMS 1500 through the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services website, according to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. To find this form, providers should click on the 'Medicare' tab at the top of the CMS homepage and scroll down to click on the 'CMS Forms' link. There is then a link to the CMS Forms List, which is a searchable database containing all CMS forms and instructions.

The medical provider can search for Form CMS 1500 in this database and open it up as a PDF document in the web browser. Providers can download this PDF document and print it out to fill in. Once complete, the medical provider should submit the claim form to the Medicare or equipment carrier that is covering the patient's insurance. This form is not meant to be submitted directly to CMS or a regional Medicare office.

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