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June 14, 2004 9:54 AM
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS] Issues the Secondary Claim Development Questionnaire

 The Secondary Claim Development (SCD) Questionnaire is a Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) questionnaire that is sent to obtain information about other insurers that may pay before Medicare. The SCD is mailed when a claim is submitted to Medicare with an explanation of benefits (EOB) attached, a self-report is made by you or your attorney identifying an MSP situation, or a third party payer submits MSP information to a contractor, or the Coordination of Benefits (COB) Contractor. This questionnaire asks: 

If you have other health care coverage based upon your current employment; 
If you are receiving black lung benefits, workers' compensation benefits, or treatment for an injury or illness for which another party could be held liable, or are covered under automobile no-fault insurance; and 
If you have other health care coverage based upon a family member's current employment. 
When you return the SCD in a timely manner, you help ensure correct payment of your Medicare claims.

Follow this link to see a sample SCD Questionnaire. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/medicare/cob/benefi/ben_SCD_q.asp

Contact the COB Contractor's Customer Service Department using our toll-free lines: 1-800-999-1118 or TTY/TDD: 1-800-318-8782 for the hearing and speech impaired with any questions you have. Representatives are available to assist you Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, except holidays.

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