Creating a claim in Speedy Claims is really as easy as filling in the blanks!
Let’s start by clicking on the Claims button in the lower left of the Speedy Claims window and then clicking on the CMS 1500 Form icon.
This will open a blank CMS 1500 form on your screen. There is a small green and blue tool/info bar at the top of the form. These bars:
show you which form is active
let you choose which template to use
status of the claim
let you set the size of the form on your screen
All of the fields you filled in the template will have your prefilled data in them already. You simply fill in the other fields and then click print and you are done.
All of the data you filled in will be saved in the database for recall or reuse. The entire claim will be saved in the Claims List.
And also saved in various tables such as Patient, Provider, Insurance Company etc.
This will be a real time saver for you as you can now quickly and easily reuse this data in a new claim. For instance, open a new claim form on your screen and double click inside Field 2 (Patient Name) and the Patient Table shows up. Double click on the appropriate patient and all their information is automatically filled in for you!
This shortcut can be used for ANY of the tables in the software including:
Patient – Field 2
Facility – Field 32
Billing Provider – Field 33
Referring Provider – Field 17
Rendering Provider – Field 24 J
Diagnosis Codes – Field 21
Procedure Codes including Fees – Fields 24D and 24F
Stay tuned! Our next tutorial will include more shortcuts and time saving tips!
The CMS 1500 claim form has not always been available for filing insurance claims. Billing insurance companies for patient services in the 1960s could be a nightmare. Every third-party payer and insurance company required proprietary forms or codes to use. There was no universally accepted form for providers to use. It was a real mess and a wonder providers ever got paid for their services.
In the 1980s the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), along with other payer organizations, formed a group called the Uniform Claim Form Task Force. Their specific intent to create a standardized form. They created and promoted a universal health claim form called the 1500 Claim Form. This form is now accepted nationwide by most insurance carriers.
In the 90s the National Uniform Claim Committee became responsible for the maintenance of the 1500 Claim Form. They are still the organization responsible for any updates or changes to the form. They also set the standards for what information to include on the CMS 1500 Claim Form and its format.
We include the latest NUCC manual in the Speedy Claims CMS 1500 software. You can find it by clicking on “Help” at the top of the Speedy Claims window. Then selecting “NUCC Claim Form Instruction” from the drop down list.