Claim submission guidelines
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First Coast is implementing a new process to reduce provider burden and process claims more efficiently. If you submit claims for skin substitutes or radiopharmaceutical codes, learn how this new process will benefit you.
Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers can sometimes change. View these scenarios from CMS for when to use the old or new MBI.
This document discusses the conditions and requirements of the Item fields within the revised CMS-1500 (02/12) paper claim form.
Are you submitting paper claims? This article addresses important changes to the CMS-1500 paper claim form, which became effective April 1, 2014, and could affect your claim submissions.
Are you submitting claims for non-covered dental services to receive the denial? Review this article for details on submitting claims for these non-covered services.
Are you submitting paper claims? When completing the claim form, ensure to use all capital typeface. This article addresses important instructions regarding completion of the paper claim form.
First Coast has been made aware of complaints by beneficiaries being required to pay for services up front. This article explains what may occur when indicating a patient payment amount on a claim and provides solutions when assignment is accepted.
Prepare for new Medicare cards by viewing these available resources.
CMS has started mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries with addresses in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This tutorial focuses on areas of the CMS-1500 (02/12) form where errors occur, including items containing NPI numbers.
Tired of having claims returned because you didn't complete the primary insurance section of the CMS 1500 (02/12) form? This short tutorial focuses on how to complete the patient information section of the CMS-1500 (02/12) form.
This article provides beneficiary guidelines for submitting claims rendered in Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Puerto Rico.
When billing for unlisted drug codes, include the name, strength, and dosage of the drug. [CMS IOM Pub 100-04, Ch. 17]
This FAQ provides information on timely filing of claims.
This fact sheet is designed to provide guidance to health care professionals and suppliers who transmit health care claims electronically or use paper claim forms. It includes information about Medicare claims submissions, coding, submitting accurate claims, when Medicare will accept a hard copy claim form, timely filing, and where to submit FFS (fee for service) claims.
This document outlines instructions -- for Medicare administrative contractors -- regarding how to request assistance from First Coast Service Options to resolve an overlapping claim.
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