Last Modified: 8/6/2020
Location: FL, PR, USVI
Business: Part A, Part B
Q: How do I obtain beneficiary eligibility information and/or claim status?
A: To access the status of a claim or a beneficiary's Medicare eligibility information (including the date of birth, date of death, entitlement dates, benefit dates, deductible, or coinsurance) use these options below.
Prior to providing services, obtain a copy of the beneficiary's Medicare card and verify the beneficiary's insurance information with either the beneficiary or his/her legal representative.
Part A providers
• Direct data entry (DDE)
users -- by using the ELGA (eligibility A) screen, you can obtain eligibility information on any beneficiary for whom you are submitting claims.
• 270/271 eligibility transactions
-- this is also a real time inquiry, and you can obtain the eligibility information in a batch format for a number of beneficiaries.
Part B providers
Note: Customer service representatives cannot assist you with eligibility information and are required, by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to refer you to the IVR. The IVR can access information up to 27 months from the date of the inquiry.
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