What's The Difference Between CMS-1500 and UB-04 or CMS-1450

by Debbie
(Logan WV)

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The CMS-1500 form is the health insurance claim form used for submitting claims for health care service providers. It is a standard form that non-institutional providers use such as your family doctor or specialist. Medicare and Medicaid claims (paper) must be submitted on the official CMS-1500 form with the red ink.

The CMS-1450 (UB-04) form is the claim form to submit claims for institutional providers such as hospitals.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is the government entity which mandates these forms use.


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Feb 12, 2015
This information is wrong.
by: Nikki

CMS prefers that you submit all claims to Medicare electronically.


Jan 14, 2015
CSM-1500 and UB-04
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your information, it was great help.

May 24, 2014
by: Anonymous

Thanks for all your information an all but it would have helped more if you could have gave some more on the differences between the two (CMS-1500, and UB-1450) but thanks anyway I use this site a lot and usually it helps a lot I try to use it in all of my medical billing and coding questions so thank you very much.

Feb 27, 2014
Claim form UB-04
by: Jacob Marcus

Claim form UB-04 is one of the very important claim forms required to be filled up by medical service providers for reimbursement of medical expenses.

Jun 12, 2012
for the info
by: Anonymous

Thank U

Mar 02, 2012
Claim form Difference
by: Robin

Thank you! Your information was great.

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