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Billing => Billing => Topic started by: Alice Scott on March 07, 2008, 05:40:41 AM

Title: Box 32 on new HCFA form
Post by: Alice Scott on March 07, 2008, 05:40:41 AM
Hi, my name is Grace.  My question is regarding the new HCFA form
 (08/05) and Box 32.  My understanding is that this box must be filled
 in only if the services were rendered outside the physician's office. 
 Does the new form require that Box 32 be filled in regardless of where
 the services were rendered?  Thank you for your help.

Hi Grace,
    Different insurance carriers require different things.   We have found
that some require box 32 to be completed whether the services were
rendered in the provider?s office or not.  If the services were
provided outside the office, it is definitely required.  However, to
avoid denials we programmed our software to complete box 32 on every
claim.  If the services were done in the office (90% of our claims) it just puts the office address there.
 I hope that helps!

Hi Michele!  I appreciate your quick response.  Very helpful.  Thanks, Grace
Title: Re: Box 32 on new HCFA form
Post by: pollyrobin on January 20, 2009, 01:21:43 PM
Box 32 is used for service address Other than patient's home or
doctor's office address listed in box 33.   
For example:  nursing home, assisted living facility, clinic, etc.