In the companion guide for the 837P and the 837I, the claim filing indicator is HM for the Health Maintenance Organization. What value do we use in the CAS segments for commercial insurance? What is the claim filing indicator for worker’s compensation? Is there a place to reference all the valid entries for the claim filing indicator?
There are other values that can be used in the claim filing indicator. For example, claim filing indicator CI is for Commercial Insurance and AM is for Automobile Medical. Refer to the implementation guide for a complete listing of the codes/values that can be used in the claim filing indicator field.
Are there any plans to update DHS 835E remittance advice (DHS response file to the 837 submission file)? The last version we have is dated 2008.
The ASC X12/005010X221A1 Health Care Claim Payment Advice (835) Implementation Guide is published by the Washington Publishing Company. The Minnesota Department of Health publishes a Minnesota Uniform Companion Guide for the Implementation of the ASC X12/005010X221A1 Health Care Claim Payment Advice (835) to be used in conjunction with the 835 Implementation Guide. The MN Companion Guide can be found at Minnesota Statues 62J.536 Rulemaking - Minnesota Dept. of Health.
As there were no changes to the 835 specific to encounters, no 5010 companion guide was developed by DHS.
What is the difference between ‘Certification of Revision Date’, ‘Date Claim Paid’ and ‘MCO Paid Date’ for 837P claims in the draft 837 companion guide?
Certification of Revision Date is specifically for physician-administered drugs and is found only on 837 P and I claims. Date Claim Paid on the other hand is equivalent to the date that the claim is run through the payment system. Similarly, MCO Paid Date is equivalent to the date that a check is cut or that the payment happens, and this is required for pharmacy rebate.
Are MCOs that provide coverage for dual specialized products (MSHO/SNBC) considered a single payer?
Yes, they are considered a single payer and the payer is reported in Loop 2330B.
Do the service facility and billing addresses have to match the address information in the provider file exactly?
An exact match of the address is not required. However, it is important to enter the complete address. For example: Spelling out “NORTH” or just using “N” are both acceptable. Similarly, a 5-digit zip code is sufficient.
How do I contact the Help Desk if I am having some issues related to encounter claims?
Any time you have problems with file or claim submissions; you can contact the Provider Help Desk by following the steps listed below. If you are missing a response to a file, or claims are missing from your RA, for example, call:
Is W449 still used?
W449 is no longer considered a remark code for implementation. In the past it was a code related to duplicate claims on a project we have postponed due to multiple system issues. D448 is the code that will check for specific duplicate fields on pharmacy claims and has started to appear on your remittance advice since June 18, 2013.
Is W423 moving to D423? In other words, W423 is currently a warning code indicating “The PCA treating provider is not affiliated with the Pay-to Provider on the date of service.” Will this become a denial code?
At this time W423 remains a warning and will not change to a denial.
Why are pharmacy claims with different fill numbers duplicating and then being denied?
Fill numbers are not used to determine duplicate records at this time. Fill date must be the date the pharmacy sent more medication - not the original prescription date. By using this definition, a duplicate would not occur since pharmacy would not fill identical prescriptions for the same recipient on the same day.
Is there a difference between Pay to Provider and Billing Provider?
No, they are both treated as the same.
How does DHS want pharmacies to indicate 340B pricing to the Claim Processors?
Field 423-DN, Basis of Cost Determination is a mandatory field. This field indicates whether the product dispensed or administered was purchased under the Federal 340B program. Enter 08 (Other) for “Yes, this is a 340B product” or 00 for “No or Unspecified”.
How does DHS define “bi-weekly”? Is it every two weeks, or twice per month?
DHS defines bi-weekly as every 2 weeks while dealing with encounter processes.
While sending CAS segments are claims required to be balanced according to the HIPAA implementation guide’s rules pertaining to those CAS segments?
DHS does not require claim balancing at this time.
Do drug quantities need to be converted from ME (ME value= milligrams) to grams still?
No, DHS no longer requires drug quantities to be reported in grams. They can be sent in as milligrams.
Are CAS segments at the header only required when adjustments are at the header?
Yes, they are not required if CAS segments are on the line.
Is 2330B, REF*F8 (Medicare ICN) required to be populated on all occurrences of 2330B or in just those where Medicare information is provided?
Medicare ICN is required only when Medicare is the payer.
Since Medicare ICN is not a HIPAA standard is it okay to send claims where Medicare is the primary payer without ICNs?
Providing Medicare ICN when it is present is a HIPAA standard and providers should deny claims where Medicare is the primary payer and ICN is not sent on the claim.
Do we need to include NDC drug codes while submitting pharmacy claims?
Yes, if NDC drug codes are not entered the claim will deny unless they are Medicare Part D or if the pharmacy is 340B. This is a federal legislation requirement. The NDC drug codes:
Will claims deny if Physician Administered Drug claims are missing NDC?
Yes, they will post EC152 on professional and institutional encounter claims if they are missing the NDC. However, NDC is not required if the claim is Medicare Part D or if the pharmacy is 340B.
What does the ‘D899’ edit mean?
The ‘D899’ edit sets when there are 200 or more edits on the encounter in the MMIS claim system. These edits may be a mix of True Denial and DHS internal editing. In order to get the encounter claim past the ‘D899’ edit the MCO should correct the edits shown on the Remittance Advice.
Why would a claim receive an EC101 when the REV CODE is different but the procedure code, modifier, provider, PMI and the date of service are all the same?
MCOs are advised to confirm that there is a distinct modifier with a procedure code if they are billing for the same procedure code on the same date of service.
What will happen if drug quantity is zero or missing on outpatient and physician claims?
An EC288 warning will post if drug quantity is zero or missing on an outpatient or physician claim.
For M86 warnings in 2013, was the subsequent submission with its inherent identifier, associated diagnosis codes, and other data elements loaded to DHS’ database in a fully functional (risk adjustment, etc.) way?
NCPDP claims with values 6 to 7 in the 429-DT data file are being rejected. Why?
DHS only accepts values 0 to 5 at present. In order to prevent claims from being rejected do not use values 6 through 7 or leave it blank as populating this field is optional.
Why are NCPDP files being rejected when missing the 354-NX which is not a required loop and segment?
The 354-NX is not required unless the 420-DK segment is sent.
Is there a particular order in which voided claims and paid encounter claims should be submitted?
Voided claims and paid encounter claims should be submitted in the following order:
When are contested claim & certified exemption reports due?
These are due by the end of the quarter following the ‘Error Submission Quarter’, and every quarter thereafter. (Only for penalties can be assessed for each error.)
Where should contested claim & certified exemption reports be sent?
These should be sent to the EDQU mailbox (DHS.firstname.lastname@example.org).
When are correction claims due?
In order to avoid the penalty, corrected claims must be submitted with tracking ICNs prior to the end of the quarter following the ‘Error Submission Quarter’, and every quarter thereafter.
If the MCO submits a corrected claim (only one tracking ICN can be entered on the correction), what happens with the other iterations of that same claim that had different ICNs?
The correction claim should have a tracking ICN that points to any one of the claims where the error occurred. To avoid the penalty charge for the remaining claims, the other ICNs must be listed on the contested errors list, with a note in the “Reason for Contesting Error” field that includes an explanation along with the ICN of the correction claim. Without this reference, the claims will be charged the penalty, as EDQU will not be able to identify that they have been corrected.
Is DHS willing to create reporting midway through a quarter (prior to the due dates) so that the MCOs can verify corrections have been successful?
DHS cannot accommodate this because of the staffing that would be required to administer this for all MCOs.
We have a number of claims with service dates prior to 2/1/13. We have a total of 80 records with D421 edits (they were included in the 2013 cleanup that we’ve been doing). Since their service date is prior to the Assessment Period, how will those be handled?
DHS will allow the MCOs to put these on the contested list if clearly marked as having this dynamic. We’ll also be changing the ERR to not include these in the future. To be clear; these are claims where the service date was more than 36 months old PRIOR TO THE ERROR SUBMISSION QUARTER.
What happens when the MCO is charged with correcting an error when the service dates are more than 36 months in the past?
Claims having dates of service (Service Date From) more than 36 months prior to the date the claims were received at DHS will get the D552 edit. The question is: should the MCO be penalized for edits that can no longer be voided/resubmitted. The rule will be: if the 36 month date (after the service date) falls within the Assessment Period, that Assessment Period will be penalized if the error remains uncorrected. No future Assessments will be made for that claim
Should the MCO be penalized for errors where recoupment from providers is difficult/impossible because the claim was incurred too long ago? (Recoupment is occasionally necessary to get a corrected claim from the provider to the MCO.)
These claims will not be exempted from the penalty unless corrected.