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Who needs a CMS-1490s?

Form CMS 1490s comes in handy when a patient, who is a holder of Original Medicare insurance (Part A and Part B), wants Medicare to make money compensation for treatment services and medical supplies paid from the patient’s pocket. To notify Medicare, a patient should file CMS Form 1490-s, which is also called Patient’s Request for Medical Payment.

What is the CMS-1490s for?

The CMS Form 1490s is designed in a way to help Medicare agents receive in-depth information about the patient and the case, to determine the claimant's eligibility for compensation.

Is CMS-1490s accompanied by other forms?

Logically, when submitting the Request for Medical Payment, a patient is supposed to deliver the proof of the payment claimed. Consequently, the attachment of an itemized bill authorized by a claimant’s doctor or medical provider must be submitted along with Form CMS 1490s. Also, a person filing a request must think of a detailed explanation to clarify why a medical provider has objected or is unable to deal with the case.

It should also be noted that if another person is completing the CMS-1490s on the patient’s behalf and they wish Medicare to release their personal information to a third party, the patient has to complete and sign an Authorization to Disclose Personal Health Information.

When is CMS-1490s due?

There are certain time limits for filing the Patient's Request for Medical Payment. The patient is supposed to submit the CMS-1490s form within one calendar year (12 months) from the date when services were provided. As for the processing period, it can take up to 60 days or more to review a request.

How do I fill out the CMS-1490s?

To ensure that Medicare should consider the request without asking for additional information, it is essential that claimants complete CMS-1490s in a full and precise manner. The information required is:

    - Beneficiary's name (copied from the insurance card)

    - Claim number

    - Patient’s mailing address

    - Description of the illness or injury

    - Insurance policy data

Where do I send CMS-1490s?

Once the Medicare form CMS 1490s is complete, it should be directed (with a payment bill and statement explaining reasons for the submission) to the local Medicare Carrier office for processing. In case you are not sure where exactly to send the request package, you can call 1-800-633-4227 for an address. It is highly recommended that a claimant keeps a copy of their request for personal records.

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Welcome to go beyond learning experiences by code Metro our goal in creating this series is to provide you with tangible oftentimes little-known tips that you can apply to both your business and your career our topics will vary as will our speakers and we welcome you to visit our website to get the latest edition of go beyond we appreciate your feedback and invite you to send us your thoughts and questions as well as any suggestions you might have for future topics our first edition of go beyond focuses on tips for completing the CMS 1500 form for faster payment our presenter today is our own chief operating officer dr. kim finger kim has an extensive background in autism having served as a direct service provider in connecticut many years ago after which she segwayed into the world of executive coaching prior to joining code Metro Kim was the chief operating officer at autism spectrum therapies a large california-based autism services company Kim created the insurance billing department at code Metro and is here to share with you her tips on completing the 1500 form hello it's my pleasure to share with you our tips on how to successfully complete a CMS 1500 form a question were frequently asked by our customers is which fields on the 1500 form must be completed for the CMS form to be accepted and not rejected by the insurance carrier so today we're going to answer this question as well as review which fields are optional to complete and which can be left blank we'll also be reviewing what information is entered in each of the mandatory and optional fields recognizing that the language on the 1500 form is foreign to most providers and a source of confusion when preparing the form okay let's take a look at the 1500 form there are 33 fields on the form of which two fields can always be left blank without worry and that's field 10d reserved for local use and field 15 if patient has had same or similar illness give first date now that we have those out of the way let's talk about the fields that must be completed to submit a clean claim before we go through the numbered fields let's start with entering the name and address of the insurance company in the top right hand corner of the form although you may be submitting the form electronically the name and address of the insurance carrier must be included in this space on the form itself field 1a is a required field in this field you will enter the patient's insurance policy number as indicated on their insurance card in some cases the card will be in the parents name and their policy number will be entered here the ID number though will reflect not the parent but the patient's insurance ID number fields 2 & 5 capture patient name and address and must be completed the only optional field is telephone number fields 4 & 7 will contain the same name and address as fields 2 & 5 although the name on the insurance card may be the mother or father's name recent changes dictate that...