Issues and Instructions for Typical AR and Denial Management Scenarios

Top 12 AR and Denial Management Scenarios

Are you looking to outsource your healthcare back-office and administrative operations, but have a few reservations about outsourcing? Don't let that befall on you. At Flatworld Solutions, we have been providing healthcare back-office support services for the last 15 years. We have a team of brilliant medical insurance support executives who can help you with re-submission and repair of denying claims. We have compiled a list of issues & actions in common AR & Denial Management scenarios. This will help you evaluate your process and find gaps.

Top 12 AR & Denial Management Scenarios

Scenario 1 - When Claims are not on File

Key Points to Analyze
  • Mail address of claim
  • Fax number
  • Doctor referral letter
  • Whom to fax the claim?
  • Enrolle eligibility status
  • Member not on the list
  • Date limit
  • Filing period
  • Verify ID and Group number
Questions to be Asked
  1. May I have the claims mailing address?
  2. Could you please give me the fax number, and should I go ahead and fax the claim?
  3. Should I check the eligibility status of the patient to verify the entitlement on the DOS
  4. May I check with the payer to check the availability of the member?
  5. Should I know the filing limit for this claim?

Scenario 2 - When Claim is in Process

Key Points to Analyze
  • Claim received date
  • Claim Processing time
  • Technical Protocols to file a claim
Questions to be Asked
  1. Can I have the receiving date of the claim?
  2. What is the general timeline to process a claim?
  3. What are the technical protocols and standards to file a claim?

Scenario 3 - When the Claim is Forwarded to Payer from the Billing Center

Key Points to Analyze
  • Claim forwarded date
  • Acknowledgment Receipt
  • Payer's contact number
Questions to be Asked
  • Can I know the date on which the payer received the claim?
  • Could you tell me the payer's contact information?
  • Could you tell me the payer's contact information?

Scenario 4 - When the Claim is Paid

Key Points to Analyze
  • Check Claim Number
  • Paid amount
  • Permissible amount
  • Check date
  • Patient's accountability
  • Check Write off
  • Cashed date
  • Pay to address
Questions to be Asked
  • Can you tell me the check's number & date?
  • What is the allotted amount of the claim?
  • What is the amount paid for this DOS?
  • Can you tell me if there is any write-off on this claim?
  • How is the patient accountable for the claim?
  • Will you verify the pay to address?
  • Could you tell if the check was cashed?

Scenario 5 - Claim is Paid to the Wrong Address

Key Points to Analyze
  • Doctor's correct pay-to-address
  • Electronic Fund Transfer
  • W9 form
  • Appeal via telephone to update
  • Canceled check copy if already cashed
  • If not, appeal to halt the payment and rerelease the check.
Questions to be Asked
  • Can you verify the doctor's pay to address?
  • Was the claim filed electronically through EFT?
  • Can you update the records if the correct pay-to-address is provided?
  • Could you please give me the fax number to fax the correct pay-to-address?
  • Can I fax the updated W9 form?
  • Could you fax the copy of the canceled check if the check has been cashed?
  • Could you halt the payment for the check and re-release the check to the right address?

Scenario 6 - Claim denied for Untimely Claim Filing

Key Points to Analyze
  • Filing Limit
  • Date of claim denial
  • Re-filing & appealing contact information
  • Appeal on Proof of timely filing
  • Fax number
Questions to be Asked
  • Could you tell me the claim denial date?
  • Can I know the filing limit for the submitted claim?
  • Could you tell me the contact address to appeal the claim?
  • Could you provide me with the fax number?
  • Can I fax the appeal to your attention?

Scenario 7 - Claim Denied for Non-covered Services

Key Points to Analyze
  • Date of claim denial
  • Exclusion policies
  • Claim summary
  • Billing information for the non-covered services
  • Verify if the patient can be billed
  • EOB appeal
Questions to be Asked
  • Could you tell me the denial date of the submitted claim?
  • Can you check if the patient is enrolled in the program for billing services?
  • Could you state the services which are not covered under the current insurance plan?
  • Can I bill the patient for the current claim?
  • Would you provide me with a copy of this faxed or mailed EOB to me?

Scenario 8 - Claim denied for EOB from the Primary Insurance

Key Points to Analyze
  • Date of claim denial
  • Eligibility at the time of service
  • Benefits of EOB
  • EOB request
  • Fax Number
  • Maximum frequency for routine service
  • Info on primary insurance and coverage benefits
Questions to be Asked
  • Could you provide me with the date on which the claim was denied?
  • Can you send me the EOB?
  • Can I appeal the denial with a request for reconsideration?
  • Can you re-process the claim if I fax or mail you the primary EOB?

Scenario 9 - Claim Denied for COB

Key Points to Analyze
  • Date of claim denial
  • Payment information from the primary payer
  • No fault carrier
  • Information on other insurance
  • EOB request
  • Fax number
Questions to be Asked
  • Could you provide me with the date on which the claim was denied?
  • Can you let me know if the patient has any other insurance?
  • Can you provide me with the copy of the EOB via mail or fax?

Scenario 10 - Claim Denied for Capitation Arrangement

Key Points to Analyze
  • Date of claim denial
  • Date of capitation contract arrangement
  • EOB request
Questions to be Asked
  • Could you provide me with the date on which the claim was denied?
  • Can you provide me with the date on which the capitation was arranged?
  • Would be able to fax or mail me a copy of EOB?

Scenario 11 - Claim Denied for Authorization Number

Key Points to Analyze
  • Date of claim denial
  • EOB request
  • Member ID
  • Claim limit
  • Software authorization requirement in the DOS
  • File authorization requirement in the DOS
  • Fax number
Questions to be Asked
  • Would be able to provide me with the date on which the claim was denied?
  • Can you let me know the authorization number for DOS if any?
  • If I have an authorization number in the system, would you be able to re-process the claim?
  • If I fax you the authorization number, can you re-process the claim?
  • Can you send me the copy of the EOB via mail or fax?

Scenario 12 - Claim denied for PCP Referral

Key Points to Analyze
  • Date of claim denial
  • EOB request
  • Primary care physician (PCP) referral
  • Fax number
Questions to be Asked
  • Would be able to provide me with the date on which the claim was denied?
  • If I have a PCP referral in the system, would you be able to re-process then?
  • If I fax you the claim with the PCP referral number, can you re-process the claim?
  • Can you send me the copy of the EOB via mail or fax?

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