DENIAL CODES

Denial code N659

Remark code N659 indicates an item is not subject to sales tax, clarifying billing and payment processing for healthcare providers.

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What is Denial Code N659

Remark code N659 indicates that this item is exempt from sales tax.

Common Causes of RARC N659

Common causes of code N659 are incorrect item categorization, misapplication of sales tax exemptions, or errors in billing software configuration leading to the inappropriate flagging of items as exempt from sales tax.

Ways to Mitigate Denial Code N659

Ways to mitigate code N659 include ensuring that your billing system is updated to recognize items that are exempt from sales tax based on the latest tax regulations. Implement a review process to verify the tax status of each item before processing the claim. Additionally, training staff on the nuances of tax exemptions for healthcare items can prevent this code from being triggered. Regular audits of billed items against tax exemption lists can also help identify and correct any discrepancies proactively.

How to Address Denial Code N659

The steps to address code N659 involve verifying the item's tax exemption status in your billing system to ensure it's correctly marked as exempt. Next, review the patient's account to confirm that the exemption was applied properly to the specific item in question. If discrepancies are found, adjust the billing record to reflect the tax exemption accurately. Additionally, it may be necessary to communicate with the finance department to ensure that all future billings of this item are consistently processed with the exemption. Finally, if the code was received in error, prepare and submit a correction to the payer with the appropriate documentation to support the tax-exempt status of the item.

CARCs Associated to RARC N659

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