NGS Medicare Will Soon Reject Handwritten Claim Forms

Beginning August 7, 2017 for upstate providers (localities 03 and 99) and October 9, 2017 for downstate providers (localities 01, 02 and 04) all handwritten claims submitted to NGS Medicare will be returned to providers with a note attached stating that a new claim will need to be submitted. All submitted, or resubmitted, claims after these dates will need to be either printed (not handwritten) paper claims or electronically submitted claims.

Providers who wish to continue to submit paper claims may do so as long as they are printed and as long as  the only handwriting included in the claim is in a signature field. Software programs are available that will allow providers to print information into a CMS 1500 form. You can find a number of these programs by performing a Google search for CMS 1500 form fillable software.

Alternatively, providers can submit electronic claims through a variety of software programs or directly through NGSConnex by clicking here. There is no charge to use NGSConnex, a web-based self-service portal, and the only requirement for its use is that you have internet access.