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FMA Magazine - Q2 2013

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How to solve the top three claims denial problems By Joni Lett, CPC Everyone fears denied claims. There are many reasons an insurer might deny your claim, but the most common billing errors are also the simplest and easiest to correct. The only way to prevent them is to be aware of what those errors are. Understanding why medical claims are denied can help reduce these incidents in your practice. Incorrect patient identification information, which includes incorrectly spelled names, dates of birth that do not match and subscriber numbers that are missing or invalid Click here for the solution. Patient's coverage has been terminated Click here for the solution. Non-covered services Click here for the solution. Joni Lett, CPC, is a consultant medical coder for the FMA. Certified through the American Association of Professional Coders, she has 15-plus years of billing and coding experience. If you need help solving a thorny claims issue, let the FMA help. Call us at (800) 762-0233, and we'll assist you immediately.

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