Author Topic: Can I print my own HCFA forms?  (Read 2504 times)

Alice Scott

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Can I print my own HCFA forms?
« on: March 02, 2008, 06:44:36 AM »
Question
We don't want to use pre-printed HCFA 1500 forms and were wondering if we simply printed the identical information on a plain piece of paper (black and white) if that would be ok?

If this is ok, do we have to include the legal jargon on the back of the pre-printed HCFA 1500 forms on the forms we create?

Thanks for your help.
Nancy W.

Answer
Hi Nancy,
Many insurance companies scan paper claims.   When they scan them, the red print on the HCFA forms is important to the scanning  process.  When you print the form as well as the claim information and it is all in black and white, the forms will not scan properly and may be returned to you.  The legal jargon on the back is not important to the claim payment process so it wouldn't matter, but the red lines and boxes on the claim forms do matter.  Sorry I didn't have better news for you.
Alice
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