Providers Can Submit Paper Claims Using Both Versions of the CMS-1500 Paper Claim Form
In previous issues of the Blue Review, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) reminded providers of the implementation of the revised CMS -1500 form (version 02/12). This revised form replaces the CMS-1500 form version 08/05.
BCBSTX previously announced that the implementation timeline for accepting the new form (version 02/12) and rejecting the previous version (08/05) would follow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) timeline for Medicare. Medicare will only accept claims on the new version after April 1, 2014. Currently, BCBSTX will continue to accept both versions of the paper CMS-1500: the current paper CMS-1500 form (version 08/05) and the revised CMS-1500 form (version 02/12). An updated timeframe for the discontinuation of the CMS-1500 form (version 08/05) will be announced in an upcoming issue of the Blue Review.
If you are submitting claims electronically, please continue to submit the ANSI 837 v5010. If you are not yet submitting claims electronically, now is a great time to sign up. Electronic claim submission can help streamline your administrative process, help protect your patients’ information and may result in faster claim processing and payment. Visit the Electronic Commerce section of our website to learn more.