As a ASC coder myself, i am really surprised that you have been sending all of your commercial claims on HCFA 1500. However, it basically comes down to what your contracts with each commercial payer specifies. For instance, as an asc most of our contracts required us to bill on a UB04, with the exception of Medicare and Medicaid. We do however, have a few commercial payer where the contract states we must billl on a the HCFA 1500. Tricare has always required us to bill on UB04.
Needless to say your software program should have the capability to send both types of claims and the ability to specify in your program which claims are hcfa and which are ubo4. do you mind if i ask what software you use to bill with? you can email me if you like at
Caprice W., CPC
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