As you know, a rendering provider signature is required in field 31 of the CMS 1500 claim form.

Beginning Aug. 1, 2019, CMS 1500 claim forms with an empty or blank field 31 will be returned so that a rendering provider signature can be added and the form re-submitted to Beacon. You can also write “Signature on File” to signify that you attest to the information on the claim.

See Beacon’s “Tips for Completing CMS 1500” document on the Provider Handbook page . Scroll to Appendix 2, Resource Documents, and click on “Tips for Completing the CMS 1500.”

Should you have questions, please contact the National Provider Service Line Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET at 800-397-1630.