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Printed claims
« on: October 22, 2013, 01:06:04 PM »
Will claims be denied if they are slightly misaligned on the HCFA form?


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Re: Printed claims
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 02:07:51 PM »
They shouldnt be. I have not had an issue with this.  My paper claims are always a bit off.


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Re: Printed claims
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 02:20:18 PM »
Call your software vendor, this is pretty much the MOST common problem with ALL software and PM systems and printing claims.. :) 
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Re: Printed claims
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 04:27:53 PM »
It is likely not the software that is the problem.

With our software, I can create a CMS 1500 template wherein I place what I will call icons in each field of the CMS 1500 template.  Each icon pulls the data for that field from the appropriate place in the program.  I can move the icons to wherever I want in the field.  By adjusting these icons, I can create a single template where all data prints in the correct spot inside the fields on the paper CMS 1500 form.  Once the template is correct, and everything is properly aligned when I print, I attach it to all insurance carriers for whom I wish to print paper forms.

With that as background, I can order a new batch of CMS Forms from wherever.  They come, and the entire batch prints fine.  Order a new batch from someone offering a discounted price.  Entire batch prints with all fields either too high or too low, or too far to the right or left.  Order a new batch of Forms and they all print exactly as they are supposed to.

For me, it is normally a bad print job on the part of the creators of the CMS 1500 Forms I order.  They can print all the red lines in the right spot - but if the blades are not aligned perfectly when they cut the paper, that will throw the red lines off when I place the paper in my paper tray.  I can adjust the paper tray a bit, to compensate for some of it, but not all.

It would be nice to never have this problem, but alas, we live in an imperfect world.
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Re: Printed claims
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 04:36:53 PM »
Just remember that these claims are scanned. When this is done, all the red ink on the claim is the data needs to be in the proper field. I would worry about the dollar amount more than anything.