Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services releases eligibility fact sheet

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a fact sheet on checking patients' Medicare eligibility.

The new Checking Medicare Eligibility Medicare Learning Network Fact Sheet advises health care providers to regularly review their patients' eligibility information to ensure they are appropriately billing for Medicare-covered supplies and services.

The fact sheet explains how health care providers can check patients' eligibility through a Medicare Administrative Contractor online provider portal or interactive voice response system, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Eligibility Transaction System, or billing agencies, clearinghouses or software vendors.