The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted new and revised versions of its provider/suppliers/practitioner Medicare enrollment forms (855s). These new forms were issued immediately after the final regulations defining the requirements of the enrollment process were published on April 21, 2006, as noted April 27, 2006 on the Med Law Blog. The revised forms are effective April 30, 2006. The CMS forms emphasize that the application process should be directed through the appropriate physical intermediary (FI) or carrier, rather than CMS.

Direct links to CMS – 855 forms are as follows:

855A (Institutional Providers)

855B (Clinics/Group Practices and Certain Other Suppliers)

855I (Physicians and Non-Physician Practitioners)

855R (Reassignment of Medicare Benefits)

855S (Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Suppliers)