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Billing => Facility Billing => Topic started by: MJAbiller on March 04, 2009, 02:22:46 PM

Title: What is bill type 0851 ?
Post by: MJAbiller on March 04, 2009, 02:22:46 PM
'ello, 'ello!  ;D

I'm billing a facility claim for physical therapy charges, which I often do...but the type of bill is "0851" which I've never seen. It was billed to Medicare as primary so is it a Medicare thing? I'm asking because Medicare paid in error as primary....we now have auto insurance info & are billing them. Grrr! haha  ::)

Thank you! I hope I made sense =p Long day!

Courtney in FL  :D
Title: Re: What is bill type 0851 ?
Post by: PMRNC on March 04, 2009, 03:09:56 PM
0851 is a Revenue Code - 0851
9TH VALUE CODE/AMOUNT MISSING OR INVALID

Not sure this helps you since they paid. I would just make copy of EOB, refund Medicare with a note explaining the refund and then bill the auto carrier.

Linda Walker
PMRNC
www.billerswebsite.com
Title: Re: What is bill type 0851 ?
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on March 04, 2009, 08:17:24 PM
my question is, how did medicare pay in error without you filing the claim to them first????
Title: Re: What is bill type 0851 ?
Post by: MJAbiller on March 05, 2009, 08:28:07 AM
We did bill them first because that's all the patient gave us, so the system billed Medicare, Medicare paid (I don't know why since it's got an E code indicating a car accident), but noooow we have the auto insurance...

And it's not a Rev code I'm asking about. 0851 is in box 4 of the UB04, type of bill. Thanks though  :)

Maybe it was just a wacky coding error, I don't know, but that's why I'm here  ;D
Title: Re: What is bill type 0851 ?
Post by: Michele on March 05, 2009, 09:57:07 AM
Type of bill codes are only suppose to be 3 digits so maybe that's the problem.  Type of bill 851 is for Special Facility or ASC Surgery, critical access, admit thru discharge.

Hope that helps!  :)

Michele