Medicare providers that submit Medicare Part A claims are required to submit a Credit Balance Report each quarter for the periods ended at 03/31, 06/30, 09/30 and 12/31. Instructions for completing this form identified as the CMS 838 can be viewed at the following link:
- Medicare Financial Management Manual (CMS Pub. 100-06) Ch.12 – Instructions for Medicare Credit Balance Report Activities
Please submit your Credit Balance Report to the address listed under Provider Audit and Reimbursement – Credit Balance Reporting found on the Write Us page. If you do not need to submit a check with your Credit Balance Report, you may fax the report to 205-733-7022.
If you need to submit a check for an credit balance, please include it with your credit balance report.
If you need to confirm that Cahaba GBA has received your Credit Balance Report, please allow 10 days for processing and then enter your 6-digit Part A provider number and the applicable quarter-end date.
If you have a question concerning submission of your Credit Balance Report or if you have submitted your report and the receipt is not confirmed per the above search, please submit your inquiry via e-mail at E-mail Cahaba GBA.
Be sure to fully complete the email form and identify the subject of your inquiry as “Credit Balance Reporting”.
Page last updated:
December 18, 2012