The CMS-1500 Form has been revised to give providers the ability to indicate whether they are using the International Classification of Diseases, ninth edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes or its successor, the ICD-10-CM. This revision is critical to the health care industry as it prepares for the implementation of the ICD-10 codes on October 1, 2014.
The new 1500 Claim form allows expansion of additional diagnostic codes from four to twelve. Additional changes were made to item numbers 14, 15, and 17, which now have qualifiers to identify provider roles such as ordering, referring, or supervising. ACA's Insurance Relations Department has prepared a 1500 Claim Form Fact Sheet to assist your clinic in making the needed changes. Take advantage of the transition timeline from January 6 to March 31st provided by CMS to set up and test your software. ACA suggests that you contact payers to determine if they will be accepting the new claim form during the transition period. Please note, after April 1, 2014, all providers should submit claims only on the revised 1500 Claim Form, version 02/12.
Fact sheet can be gotten by going to http://www.acatoday.org/UserFiles/1500ClaimFormFactSheet.pdf
Dr. Amanda Howell
2013 Kentucky Chiropractic Society
Doctor of Year
“As a member of this organization, I will work to advance the public health and my profession. I will work through my organization for the good of the public and my profession and myself, remembering always that truth about chiropractic and the positive action of my profession will achieve success.”