Five years early is better than one day late!
The UB-04 uniform billing form is the standard claim form that any institutional provider can use for the billing of medical and mental health claims. It's printed with red ink on white standard paper. Although developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the form has become the standard form used by all insurance carriers.
An HCFA 1500 form is used to document a medical procedure. In essence, it is a claims form that the medical professional or the medical office completes and submits to the health insurance company. It's important that this form is completed with as much detail as possible to maximize the likelihood of the health insurance company approving it and paying on the claim.