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Filing Medicare Claims
(Posted May 13, 2004)
Question 450: How long does a provider have to file a Medicare claim?
Answer: The usual time limit for filing a claim is the end of the year following the calendar year during which the service was provided. For example, claims for services in 2004 have to be filed by December 31, 2005.
Part B Medicare claims for Railroad Retirement beneficiaries must be filed with the RRB carrier: Palmetto GBA, PO Box 10066, Augusta, GA 30999. The toll-free number is 1-800-833-4455.
Medicare is administered by a federal agency called the Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services. The toll-free phone number is 1-800-MEDICARE.
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