Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Today's Mail

Dear Provider:

The enclosed claims were received in our mailroom and are being returned because the incorrect claim form was used. Claims must be submitted on the CMS 1500 (08/) version of the CMS 1500 claim form printed with red "dropout" ink for the forms to be scanned into Medicare's computer system.

Newsletter 100-20 CR51 published May 2, 2007 outlines the effective date for submission of the new CMS 1500 claim form as July 2, 2007.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Claims Representative
Medicare Part B

And so I'm left to ask:
Anyone want to buy a few hundred CMS 1500 (12/90) forms? And could you lend me just a little "dropout" ink?


ClinkShrink said...

Aack, I'm sorry. How many forms does this mean you have to redo?

Gerbil said...

Too bad Max is already housebroken!

Anonymous said...

......so, Dinah, what's *Really* going on?

Anonymous said...

515.50. Due before the end of Sept.

NeoNurseChic said...

Sorry to read this one!! So you have to buy packs of medicare claims forms, I take? That royally sucks... That's one of the aspects of private practice that is easy to forget about - all of the things you have to purchase to function... (That is, if you do actually have to buy them! I could be making a big assumption!)

I do know a little about what it takes to work for yourself as my first degree is in piano performance and if I had gone into the "workforce" after just my Bachelor of Music degree, just about the only job I could have gotten was as a piano teacher. I took 2 levels of piano pedagogy in school, and during one of those classes, my teacher outlined in great detail what it takes to be a solo private teacher. Now - piano lessons - it doesn't bring in the big bucks!! But some of the things I hadn't even spent time wondering about were things like health insurance.....if you work for yourself, you don't automatically get it, and someone like me would be hard pressed to be accepted for good health insurance privately - and if I did, it would come at a dear price!! Come to think of it, I could make a better life for myself as a private teacher in a country with universal health care... But I won't go there!! I've always felt that being a solo piano teacher is a great supplemental income, but it's tough if you're on your own!!

Sorry for the diversion... ;)

Hope this gets figured out!! One more picture into what a pain all this insurance stuff is!!

Take care,
Carrie :)

My Own Woman said...

Insurance companies rule! They rule when you get paid, if you get paid, what is covered, what is not covered, and what forms you may use if you want reimbursement.

I'm just waiting for them to tell me when I'm permitted to use the bathroom and which paper I needed to use before I get a whopping bowel obstruction.

Awww.... what would we do without insurance companies?