According to CMS, 70 percent of the enrollment applications submitted to Medicare carriers are incomplete. Most commonly, applicants skip entire application sections. If the section or data element does not apply, you should indicate this on the application by either writing "N/A" or "not applicable" in the data field or checking the boxes marked "check here if this entire section does not apply."
Go to the TMA Web site for a list of other frequently omitted CMS-855 data elements and supporting documentation.
For more information on avoiding application rejections or general information on the completion of the CMS-855 applications, go to Part B Medicare Provider Enrollment on the TrailBlazer Web site or call TrailBlazer's customer service line at (866) 539-5596.
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