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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: sasicorp on February 25, 2016, 02:53:46 PM

Title: co-96 non covered charges
Post by: sasicorp on February 25, 2016, 02:53:46 PM
Good afternoon, new to industry would appreciate assistance. I have received several non-paid medicare claims based on CO-96. (Non-covered charge). What/how should I respond?
Title: Re: co-96 non covered charges
Post by: Michele on February 25, 2016, 07:50:14 PM
Well it depends on why it is non covered.  If it is a service that Medicare does not pay for then there is nothing you can do other than bill the secondary if there is one.  Or is it being denied as non covered because of a coding error?
Title: Re: co-96 non covered charges
Post by: RichardP on February 26, 2016, 03:02:56 PM
The info at the link is a quick read and should give you some perspective on your issue:

https://www.aapc.com/memberarea/forums/60896-co-16-denial.html