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    Question Billing with 1500 form?

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    Do you have to fold the 1500 form the way the insurance company tell you to? Some one told me that you did. and if you did not, they would not pay the claim.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Lincoln, NE


    What? I've never heard that.

    Julie Drueppel, CPC
    Last edited by jdrueppel; 10-03-2008 at 10:43 PM.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007



    I have been submitting claims to insurance carriers for close to 20 years and I have never been denied payment because of how a claim form was folded.
    Susan Ward, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC
    AAPC ICD-10 Expert Trainer

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    Ive never heard that either. I have heard them tell me they dont like them folded because most of the companies scan them in and it could cause an error where the fold is when they scan them.
    Herbie W Lorona Jr., CPC, CPC-H

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    I never heard of that, however they do make window envelopes especially made so that when you fold it properly in a tri-fold method the insurance address will appear in the window. They also make claim form envelopes so that you don't even have to fold your claim for and your insurance address will appear in the window. Both envelopes saves time and avoids the typing on your windowless envelopes.
    Kiana CPC, CPC-H, BCS-M, BCS-R

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Capital Coders, Columbia, SC


    Hey, maybe I'll conduct an experiment and send one folded into a paper football! I'll let you know how it works out. Okay, seriously, I felt this one deserved a little light-heartedness. I haven't heard of the folding regulation either. I've got folks here in my office who fold them a few different ways. As long as the carrier's name and address apppears in your envelope window, and they receive the claim, it is then their responsibility to process it.

    Bill Hale, CPC

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Electronic filing

    How do you fold an electronic claim? LOL ...


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    hahaha, imagine seeing "How to fold your 1500 form" on the payers websites... I'd die!

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    lauderdale lakes


    i think this only applies to NY medicaid. they dont want it folded at all. they will send it back.

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    Thumbs down

    same goes for NV Medicaid...they don't want claim forms stapled or folded. I have to send them in an 8 1/2 x11 envelope if we have to resubmit on paper. Talk about a money waster

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