After services are provided, a bill will be submitted to the patient or a third-party payer, or the billing information will be provided to a claims clearinghouse to prepare the bill. While we are quickly moving away from the use of paper claims, they are still available and in use. The Universal Claim Form (CMS 1500) is the most common form in use, although a payer may have its own form.
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