Medicare Revises CMS-1500 Claim Form
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised the CMS-1500 claim form to more adequately support the use of the ICD-10 diagnosis code set. The revised form, version 02/12, will replace version 08/05. The new form will give providers the ability to indicate whether they are using ICD-9 or ICD-10 diagnosis codes, which is important as the Oct. 1, 2014, transition approaches. The revised form also allows for additional diagnosis codes, expanding from four possible codes to 12. Medicare will begin accepting the revised form on Jan. 6, 2014. Starting April 1, 2014, Medicare will accept only the revised version of the form. More information is available at www.cms.gov.
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