Mandatory Claims Submission and its Enforcement
The Social Security Act (Section 1848(g)(4)) requires that claims be submitted for all Medicare patients for services rendered on or after September 1, 1990. This requirement applies to all physicians and suppliers who provide covered services to Medicare beneficiaries, and the requirement to submit Medicare claims does not mean physicians or suppliers must accept assignment.
Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Issue Date: May 07, 2009
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