After signing up for the new Medicare Secondary Payer Portal website last Thursday, I was disappointed to learn that to complete the sign up, you have to wait for CMS to send you a code, which you use to to finish registration. Boo.
Having said that, I was pleasantly surprised to receive the code in the mail today, just three business days after I started the registration process. CMS must have automated the letter delivery process. Yea!
I hurriedly entered the code with visions of accessing my client’s claim history with ease, only to find another unwelcome layer of bureaucracy. When the code is entered, you are directed to print out an agreement, sign it, and send it back by email, fax or mail. I opted for email. But that still means a person has to do something for me to get full access, which means more time. Boo.
I’ll post when I’m “approved” to take the next step…let’s hope it’s the last.