Electronic claim submission is the preferred method for submitting your claims to Affinity Medical Group.
Affinity Medical Group remai ns committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and efficiency among its practices. Electronic claims submission represents a significant opportunity for practices and the Medical Group to improve productivity and efficiency. Benefits of electronic claims submission include:
In the interest of greater efficiency, Affinity Medical Group strongly encourages all of its physicians to participate in electronic claims submission.
Affinity receives claims electronically through three clearinghouses:
Clearinghouse (Submitter Number)
OFFICE ALLY (46594)
For help establishing electronic claim submission, contact Affinity Customer Service at (800) 615-0261.
There are special requirements for the following types of bills.
Box 24G (Quantity Billed) should reflect the number of minutes
Injectable Medication and/or Other Drugs Reimbursed at Average Wholesale Price
Paper format ONLY
NDC must be provided.
Affinity is secondary:
Affinity is both the primary and secondary carrier:
The following requirements must be met to minimize the potential for rejection of claims, delays in processing, and/or identification of problems.
Paper claims must be submitted on a CMS-1500 or UB-04 form and mailed directly to the Affinity Claims department at:
Affinity Medical Group
PO BOX 71050
Oakland, CA 94612-7150
Superbills and handwritten forms will NOT be accepted. CMS-1500 forms should be typed or computer-generated with clear and legible print.
The patient’s name, address, date of birth and insurance information must be completed fully on each claim form submitted.
Please print the patient’s name exactly as it appears on the ID card. Nicknames and initials cause delays in paying your claims as they cannot be matched to health plan eligibility records.
Claims must be billed using current CPT codes with a Medicare published reimbursement and Level II HCPCS codes for supplies and injectables.
Boxes #25 (Federal Tax ID #), #31 (Signature of Physician) and #33 (Physician Name and Address) must be completed on each CMS-1500 claim form submitted.
Box #23 on the CMS-1500 form should contain the Provider NPI.
Box #63 on each CMS-1500 and UB-04 should contain the authorization number. The Name of your Practice/Medical Group must be clearly marked on each CMS form submitted.
Submit any additional pertinent documentation related to the claim.
Timely Submission is required
Claims should be submitted within the timeframe specified in your contract. Most contracts require that claims be submitted within ninety (90) days from the date of service. Your medical group accepts no obligation to pay claims received after the timeframe in your contract.
Coordination of Benefits
An exception to the timeframe includes Coordination of Benefits (COB) claims where collection from a primary source is required prior to billing your medical group. In these cases, submission is required ninety (90) days from the date payment is received from the other carrier.
Health Plan Payments (claims that are the responsibility of the Health Plan)
Claims requiring health plan payment should be forwarded directly to the appropriate health plan. Claims that are sent to Affinity inadvertently will be redirected to the health plan or to the party responsible for payment.
The Knox-Keene Act, California Health and Safety Code Section 1340 et. seq. specifically prohibits the practice commonly known as “Balance Billing” where a Contracted Provider attempts to collect the outstanding balance that is not paid by the Plan for services rendered to the member.