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Use Latest Version of Medicare Form CMS-855R to Avoid Claims Processing Delays

Pennsylvania physicians and practices should be aware that, effective Jan. 1, 2017, physicians and non-physician practitioners must use the revised 4/16 version of the CMS-885R (Reassignment of Benefits) application. The revised 04/16 version makes the primary practice location section optional.   

Get the 4/16 version of CMS-885R here.

Novitas Solutions will no longer accept the 11/12 version of the CMS-885R application. If you submit the old 11/12 version, Novitas will ask you to complete and submit the new version. Using the correct form will help you avoid processing delays.

When to Use CMS-885R

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), you should complete a CMS-885R application if you:

  • Are reassigning your right to bill the Medicare program and receive Medicare payments for some or all of the services you render to Medicare beneficiaries, or;
  • Are terminating a currently established reassignment of benefits.

Reassigning your Medicare benefits allows an eligible organization/group to submit claims and receive payment for Medicare Part B services that you have provided as a member of the organization/group. An eligible organization/group may be an individual, a clinic/group practice, or other health care organization.

Access the form for additional details and completion instructions.

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I am not clear on what reassigning my right to bill Medicare. Please clarify.

Sunday, March 19, 2017 1:24:03 PM