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To access by phone please refer to the following contact information:

  • 800 numbers for Update NY (area 99)
  • automated information (IVR) 877-869-6504
  • live operator 866-837-0241
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Sample CMS-1500 Form for Medicare (NGS) Claims

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Updated Form CMS-1500 Information

Effective Date: October 1, 2010
Related CR Transmittal #: R1970CP
Implementation Date: October 4, 2010

Provider Types Affected

This is an informational article for physicians, providers and suppliers who use the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) CMS-1500 claim form to submit claims to Medicare contractors (carriers, Part A/B Medicare administrative contractors [A/B MACs], and durable medical equipment [DME MACs] for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.

What You Need to Know

This article, based on Change Request (CR) 6929, updates the CMS-1500 claim form information in the CMS Internet-Only Manual (IOM) Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual by removing language allowing the use of legacy identifiers and making other technical corrections as a result of that change. As part of this update, providers are reminded that they are responsible for purchasing their own CMS-1500 claim forms. Forms can be obtained from printers or printed in-house as long as the forms follow the specifications approved by the CMS as developed by the American Medical Association. Photocopies of the CMS-1500 claim form are not acceptable. Medicare will accept any type (i.e., single sheet, snap-out, continuous feed, etc.) of the CMS-1500 claim form for processing. You may purchase forms from the U.S. Government Printing Office by calling 202-512-1800.

Additional Information

The official instruction issued to your Medicare carrier and/or MAC regarding this change may be viewed at http://www.cms.gov/Transmittals/downloads/R1970CP.pdf  (200 KB) on the CMS Web site.