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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