Friday, June 25, 2010

cms 1500 BOX 24 A - 24J- how to fill.

For each line item billed, you must include one date, one place
of service, one procedure code, and one amount charged per line.
For a paper claim, you may not bill more than six lines.


BOX 24A: DATE(S) OF SERVICE

Enter both “From” and “To” dates of service using either
six-digit (MMDDYY) or eight-digit (MMDDYYYY)
format. Do not use commas, dashes, or slashes in the date.

Dates must be consecutive and continuous. If the service
was provided on only one day, just put that date in the
From field. On each line, the From and To dates must be
during one month. Use the next line for the next month.


BOX 24B: PLACE OF SERVICE
Enter a two-digit Place of Service code

BOX 24C: EMG
Enter a Y to prevent copay from being deducted if you are not
billing services that are exempt from copay

BOX 24D: PROCEDURES, SERVICES OR SUPPLIES
Enter the appropriate procedure code and modifier(s), if necessary in the unshaded area..

NOTE: The shaded area at the top of this box is to be used for supplemental information
only


BOX 24E: DIAGNOSIS POINTER
From Box 21, enter the line number or numbers (1, 2, 3,
and/or 4) that list the diagnosis codes. Do not enter the codes
themselves. List only the line numbers.

BOX 24F: $ CHARGES
Enter the usual charge for the service you provided based on the
policy section under which you are billing.

BOX 24G: DAYS OR UNITS
Enter the number of days of service or the units of supplies
provided. Do not use decimal points or fractions. Round off
to the nearest whole number. Enter 1 only if 1 unit was
provided. (For example: For Indian Health Centers or Rural
Health Centers, 1 unit of a visit is 1, not the units of itemized
services provided in that visit.)

24I: ID QUALIFIER

You must enter the appropriate qualifier in the shaded area of this
box
1D indicates MaineCare Servicing Provider Number should be
in Box J.


24J: RENDERING PROVIDER ID NUMBER
Enter the Servicing Provider ID number in the shaded area, if
applicable.
Enter the Servicing Provider NPI number in the area that is
not shaded. MaineCare does not require an NPI at this time.
If a Servicing Provider ID number is not required, leave this
field empty.

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