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CMS Issues Reminder on New Timely Claims Filing Deadlines

November 21st, 2011

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to remind Medicare Fee-for-Service physicians, providers and suppliers submitting claims to Medicare for payment, that as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), all claims for services furnished on or after Jan 1, 2010 must be filed with your Medicare contractor no later than one calendar year (12 months) from the date of service, or Medicare will deny them. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a new resource for coding and billing professionals who work with Fee-For-Service (FFS) Providers to ensure they have the timely and accurate information they need to properly bill the Medicare Program. The Medicare Learning Network® Suite of Products and Resources for Billing and Coding Professionals is designed to help billers, coders and other reimbursement specialists submit claims correctly the first time.

To access this new product, visit www.cms.gov/MLNEdWebGuide and click on "Medicare Learning Network Suite of Products and Resources for Billing and Coding Professionals" on the left side of the page.

For additional information about the new maximum period for claims submission filing dates, view the following associated Medicare Learning Network Matters articles on the CMS web site or contact your Medicare contractor.