DENIAL CODES

Denial code N895

Remark code N895 indicates a claim was adjusted according to a negotiated fee schedule for a specialty drug program.

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What is Denial Code N895

Remark code N895 is an indication that the claim has been processed according to a previously agreed-upon fee schedule, specifically tailored for a specialty drug program. This suggests that the payment or adjustment made on the claim reflects the terms of a negotiation related to the cost of specialty medications.

Common Causes of RARC N895

Common causes of code N895 are discrepancies or misunderstandings related to the negotiated fee schedules within specialty drug programs. This can include incorrect application of the fee schedule to the billed services, billing for drugs not covered under the specialty drug program, or errors in the contract terms between the healthcare provider and the payer. Additionally, it may also indicate a lack of proper documentation or verification of the drug's eligibility under the specific negotiated fee schedule.

Ways to Mitigate Denial Code N895

Ways to mitigate code N895 include ensuring that all specialty drugs are pre-authorized before administration or prescription. It's crucial to stay updated with the latest negotiated fee schedules specific to specialty drug programs. Regularly training staff on the proper coding and billing procedures for these drugs can also prevent discrepancies. Implementing a robust verification process to confirm that all specialty drugs billed are covered under the current negotiated fee schedules will help avoid this code. Additionally, maintaining open communication with payers to understand any changes in their fee schedules or coverage for specialty drugs is essential. Lastly, utilizing advanced billing software that automatically updates and applies the latest fee schedules can significantly reduce the occurrence of this code.

How to Address Denial Code N895

The steps to address code N895 involve a multi-faceted approach to ensure compliance and optimization of revenue. First, verify the accuracy of the billing by cross-referencing the charged amount with the contracted fee schedule specific to the specialty drug program. If discrepancies are found, adjust the billing amount accordingly. Next, review the patient's insurance coverage details to confirm eligibility and benefits for the specialty drug under their plan, ensuring that the negotiated fee schedule is applicable. If the insurance plan's benefits do not align with the negotiated fee schedule, initiate a dialogue with the payer to clarify and potentially renegotiate terms or seek an exception based on the patient's clinical needs. Additionally, maintain detailed documentation of the negotiation process, agreements, and any communications with the payer regarding the fee schedule. This documentation will be crucial for any future disputes or audits. Lastly, educate the billing and coding team about the specifics of coding for specialty drugs under negotiated fee schedules to prevent future occurrences of this code, enhancing the overall efficiency of the billing process.

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