Please Note: There is no Medicare information on our corporate website. Please select a specific contract in the 'Search Within' box for Medicare related information.
© 2020 Palmetto GBA, LLC
We frequently update our articles to reflect the latest changes and updates to Medicare, and strongly recommend you visit this article at link below to confirm you have the latest version.
Printed Date: 9/22/2015
Payer ID “Medicare” must be entered on one of the lines (A, B or C) depending on whether Medicare is the primary, secondary or tertiary payer.
*Note: "Medicare" payer code for Medicare is always a "Z."
When this reason code occurs, check to make sure the payer code (FL50) has been entered correctly (remember in FISS that Medicare is code “Z”), as well as being certain that Medicare has been entered on the appropriate line (A, B or C). You may also tab to the payer field and rekey the word “Medicare” to assure that FISS has received it correctly. No other wording should be included in this field.
CMS Internet Only Manual (IOM), Publication 100-4, Medicare Claims Processing Manual.
We value your opinion and want to provide the highest-quality and most relevant Medicare knowledge possible. Please let us know if this article was helpful.
It didn't answer my question
This article was helpful
We’re glad we could help you today and appreciate your feedback. When you rate our articles as most helpful, we know that we are on the right track for providing you with important news and information.
We're sorry this article didn't help you today. We'll use your feedback to review this article to try to revise or expand it. Contact us with more feedback or a question on this topic.
Last Updated: 12/16/2019