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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

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.

Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.

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