Medical Practice Management
Oct 09

5 Ways to Check Your Medicare Claim Status

You can check your claim status by:

  • Interactive Voice Response (IVR): IVR gives providers access to Medicare claims information through a toll-free telephone number. Visit your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) website for information on the Provider Contact Center and IVR user guide.
  • Customer Service Representative (CSR): Visit your MAC website for information on the Provider Contact Center only if you are unable to access claims information via IVR.
  • MAC portal: Visit your MAC website for portal features and access.
  • Direct Data Entry (DDE): Providers that bill institutional claims are also permitted to submit claims electronically via DDE screens. Visit your MAC website for more information.
  • ASC X12: The ASC X12 Health Care Claim Status Request and Response (276/277) is a pair of electronic transactions you can use to request the status of claims (via the 276) and receive a response (via the 277). Visit your MAC website for more information.
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