File Paper Medicare Claims?
Wed January 29,
If you file paper claims with Medicare, starting April 1, 2014, you will have to use a new 1500 claim form, version 02/12.
April 1 is the deadline for when you have to use the new forms (the old ones will no longer be processed after this date), but can start using them as soon as you get them.
The new form is required in readiness for the switch to ICD-10 codes from ICD-9 that will be required as of October 1, 2014, according to the current schedule. Just a reminder for psychiatrists, the DSM-V lists both the ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes for each diagnosis.