Denial code N652

Remark code N652 is an alert indicating the service date precedes the loss date, requiring verification or correction.

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What is Denial Code N652

Remark code N652 is an indication that the claim has been flagged because the date on which the healthcare services were provided to the patient precedes the date of the incident or condition (loss) for which the claim is being made. This discrepancy suggests that the services billed may not be related to the claim being processed, requiring further review or correction.

Common Causes of RARC N652

Common causes of code N652 are incorrect date entry on the claim form, services provided before the patient's coverage began, or a mismatch between the reported date of service and the actual date of loss or accident as recorded by the insurance company.

Ways to Mitigate Denial Code N652

Ways to mitigate code N652 include implementing a robust verification system that cross-checks the date of service with the patient's coverage effective dates prior to claim submission. Training staff to meticulously review and confirm the accuracy of service dates during both the scheduling and billing processes can also significantly reduce the occurrence of this issue. Additionally, leveraging automated software that flags discrepancies between service dates and loss dates before claims are submitted can help prevent this error. Regular audits of claim submissions and feedback loops for continuous improvement in data entry accuracy are also essential strategies in mitigating code N652.

How to Address Denial Code N652

The steps to address code N652 involve a multi-faceted approach to ensure accurate claim submission and prevent future occurrences. Initially, review the claim to verify the dates of service and the date of loss reported. If the date of service is indeed incorrect, correct the date and resubmit the claim. In cases where the date of service is accurate but the date of loss is incorrect, gather supporting documentation that validates the correct date of loss, such as medical records or a letter from the provider, and submit an appeal to the payer with this evidence. Additionally, implement a process for double-checking dates of service and loss before claim submission to minimize this error in the future. Training staff on the importance of accurate date reporting and establishing a quality control system for claim review can also help in addressing code N652 effectively.

CARCs Associated to RARC N652

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