File Medicare Claims

Most of the time you will not have to file Medicare claims except in very rare cases. However, since you are reading this article we assume that you need to file a claim so here are the basics you need to know when filing a Medicare claim.

File Medicare Claim

Before you get ready to file a claim know this: file a Medicare claim within 12 months (1 full calendar year) after the date services were provided if you want the claim considered. A claim submitted over 12 months out will not receive Medicare's attention. To check claim status and that they are being filed timely you can look on your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) for help.

HOW DO I FILE A MEDICARE CLAIM
  1. Fill out the Medicare approved claim form (Patient Request for Medical Payment Form - CMS-1490S). Click Here for a Link to the Form.
  2. On the form it will ask basic information: name, Medicare number, phone number, mailing address, etc. Then it will get a little more detailed to verify that the form was not caused by a patient's employment or that there is no other insurance that should be primary or pay before Medicare pays.
  3. This is the basics of how to file Medicare claims.

In review, we have provided you with access to the Medicare Claim Form under item #1. You understand what needs to be filled out and if you don't there is an image below that goes into detail of how to fill out the claim form. You are ready to move forward with the claim submission process.

One thing that can help you in future cases not have to go through this process if find a provider that accepts Medicare and agrees to file with Medicare. The cases are very rare and few and far between where you will be required to file Medicare claims but it makes it much easier to know the provider will take care of it.

Thanks for reading and remember MEDICARE INSURANCE FINDERS IS YOUR #1 SOURCE FOR MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE.