Understanding 855I and 855R CMS Forms for Medicare Enrollment

Expert: Stephanie Thomas, CPC, CANPC Length: 60 minutes CEU: 1.0
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One of the most significant reasons why Medicare enrollment has declined drastically is because there are simply many inaccurate or incomplete applications. This is because the 885I and 855R CMS forms are extremely complex and can be difficult to understand, even for professionals.

One might argue that this process was intentionally designed to be this difficult so that fewer people would be able to enroll. This is, of course, unacceptable. We need to take steps to ensure that you get what you deserve by law.

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What Are the Consequences of Incorrectly Completing these Forms?

Many negative outcomes are directly tied to amount of delayed Medicare enrollment applications. And, it is the applicants who suffer the most. This results in everything from delayed reimbursements, to not having coverage when you need it the most.

It can also lead to providers simply not having the information they need to give proper care to their patients.

Simply put, applicants are not able to go through the Medicare credentialing process and they’re often left without anything.

How We Can Help

As credentialing experts, we can help you overcome some of the most common issues with Medicare enrollment. Enroll in our training session today and we will provide you with an expert that will guide you each step of the way. In less than an hour, you will get a complete guide with proven methodologies which will help you get every aspect of the form correct.

Some Tactics You Will Learn

Here is a short outline of some of the Medicare enrollment tactics that our course will teach you:

  • How to avoid some of the most common errors made on the application
  • How to recognize application sections which concern your practice
  • Recognizing and avoiding the most common mistakes during the process of getting a new provider
  • Valuable tips on how to increase your chances of approval
  • How to change an existing application while not affecting your reimbursement
  • Learning which enrollment documents are required for different applications
  • Learning how to avoid payment delays when billing entities have to attach providers
  • Knowing when it is better to file for an application on paper and when online

Who Can Make Use of This Training?

Anyone can benefit from this training no matter what kind of Medicare enrollment you might need. If you want to increase your chances of approval and simplify your enrollment process, then this online course is for you.

It doesn’t matter if it’s your first contact with Medicare, or if you are removing someone from your organization, or changing a current account. Regardless, this course will help you understand this complex process.

Enrolling in Medicare remains a challenging process for countless practices and individuals across the country. Different types of enrollment forms, slight but important changes, and complicated language are still present.

Since there are no signs that the process will become easier, it’s essential to take matters into your hands and prepare yourself properly. Start the preparation today with Training Leader!

Meet Your Expert

Stephanie Thomas
CPC, CANPC

Stephanie has 17 years of experience doing medical billing and coding in a variety of specialties. She has earned her credentials as both a Certified Professional Coder® (CPC®) AND a Certified Pain and Anesthesia Coder (CANPC®).

Billing is Stephanie’s passion. She has made it her mission to work with practices across the country to help them ethically and more efficiently maximize their reimbursements. She does this by simplifying complex coding and billing rules and educating providers and staff on proper utilization techniques.

 She is a proven coding and billing educator, and regularly speaks at both local and national events

Reviews

Very Clear and Concise
Della Collins
Practice Manager, Tidewater Endocrinology
The webinar provided a lot of good information
Amber Green
Clinical Financial Specialist, Heritage Behavioral Health Center
It was helpful, handouts helped to follow along!
Darlene Hendon
Practice Administrator, Chattanooga Eye Institute
Speaker explained the forms in detail.
Kam Sattar
Executive Assistant, Long Island Select Healthcare, Inc.

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