Billing Medicare
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I'm new to (doing my own) billing and have a question when submitting to Medicare. On the CMS1500 form, on line 24f (Charges), do I input my charge/fee or the Medicare allowable rate? It appears the Simple Practice software automatically enters my (full) rates. Will Medicare simply pay the allowable?

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    Gillian

    Hi Beverly, I'd be happy to help with your question. When billing Medicare or any other insurance payer, you'll always want to input your full fee. The insurance payer will pay the allowable rate, and you'll be able to write off the different when you enter the insurance payment. Let me know if you have any additional questions about this, or anything else SimplePractice. I'm here to help. 

    Hi Beverly, I'd be happy to help with your question. When billing Medicare or any other insurance payer, you'll always want to input your full fee. The insurance payer will pay the allowable rate, and you'll be able to write off the different when you enter the insurance payment. Let me know if you have any additional questions about this, or anything else SimplePractice. I'm here to help. 

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    Rana Jackson

    I have a follow up question to this. WHen entering Medicare as primary payor in client's Billing and Insurance details- what Medicare do I chose? The card she gave me is the standard federal Medicare card- no specific state.

    I have a follow up question to this. WHen entering Medicare as primary payor in client's Billing and Insurance details- what Medicare do I chose? The card she gave me is the standard federal Medicare card- no specific state.