Author Topic: MEDI/MEDI- FILLING OUT CMS-1500 FORM  (Read 1404 times)

TOWERMED

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MEDI/MEDI- FILLING OUT CMS-1500 FORM
« on: April 16, 2008, 01:00:12 PM »
I have a possible new client whose patients are basically Medicare/Medi-cal (in California).I am unsure how to go about filling out the CMS-1500 form for this situation.  Does the Medicare info get filled out as primary ins. and the Medi-cal as second?  Or do I wait until we hear back from Medicare before sending in Medi-cal?  Also I've heard that Medi-cal needs forms filled out on paper only.  Is that true?

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Re: MEDI/MEDI- FILLING OUT CMS-1500 FORM
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008, 06:44:51 AM »
Hi,
   I have not billed to Medi-Cal Before.  Is that the California Medicaid?  If Medicare is prime, you definitely need to file with them first.  After you receive the eob you would file the Medi-Cal.  Our NY Medicaid requires special forms to be completed.  When they are 2ndary you indicate the primary payment right on the form and you do not attach a copy of the EOB.

Good Luck
Michele
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