DENIAL CODES

Denial code N694

Remark code N694 is an alert indicating a claim reversal due to provider's resubmission or change to the original claim.

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What is Denial Code N694

Remark code N694 indicates: Alert: This reversal is due to a resubmission/change to the claim by the provider.

Common Causes of RARC N694

Common causes of code N694 are incorrect billing information initially submitted by the provider, updates to the service dates or procedure codes after the original submission, corrections to patient demographic information, adjustments to the billed amount based on contractual obligations or payer requirements, and updates to diagnosis codes that affect the claim's processing. Additionally, this code may be used when the provider identifies an error in the original claim and submits a corrected claim for processing.

Ways to Mitigate Denial Code N694

Ways to mitigate code N694 include implementing a robust claim review process before initial submission to ensure accuracy and completeness. Regularly training staff on the latest billing and coding updates can also prevent the need for resubmissions. Utilizing claim scrubbing software to catch errors or inconsistencies before submission can reduce the likelihood of reversals. Establishing a clear communication channel within your billing department to handle any discrepancies or questions regarding claims promptly can also help in avoiding resubmissions that lead to this code. Additionally, conducting periodic audits of your claims submission process can help identify and rectify systemic issues that may contribute to the need for claim changes or resubmissions.

How to Address Denial Code N694

The steps to address code N694 involve a thorough review of the claim in question to identify the specific changes or resubmissions that triggered the reversal. Begin by comparing the original claim submission with the resubmitted or changed claim to pinpoint the alterations. Once identified, verify the accuracy and necessity of these changes, ensuring they are well-documented and supported by patient records and relevant clinical documentation.

If the changes were made in error, correct the claim by reverting to the original details or by making the appropriate adjustments, then resubmit the claim. If the changes were correctly made and necessary, prepare a detailed explanation or a cover letter to accompany the claim, highlighting the reasons for the modifications and providing any additional evidence or documentation that supports the resubmission or change.

In cases where additional clarification is required, consider reaching out directly to the payer to discuss the specific reasons for the reversal and to understand their expectations or requirements for processing the resubmitted or changed claim. This direct communication can often expedite the resolution process.

Finally, review your internal processes for claim submission and resubmission to identify any systemic issues or recurring errors that may be contributing to reversals like code N694. Implementing corrective measures or additional training for staff involved in the billing and coding process can help prevent similar issues in the future.

CARCs Associated to RARC N694

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