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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 16. Labor and Employment
Agency 30. Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission
Chapter 16. Electronic Medical Billing
1/29/2020

16VAC30-16-70. Communication Between Health Care Providers and Payers.

A. Any communication between the health care provider and the payer related to medical bill processing shall be of sufficient specific detail to allow the responder to easily identify the information required to resolve the issue or question related to the medical bill. Generic statements that simply state a conclusion such as "payer improperly reduced the bill" or "health care provider did not document" or other similar phrases with no further description of the factual basis for the sender's position do not satisfy the requirements of this section.

B. The payer's utilization of the Claim Adjustment Group Codes, Claim Adjustment Reason Codes, or the Remittance Advice Remark Codes, or as appropriate, the National Council for Prescription Drugs Program Reject/Payment Codes, when communicating with the health care provider or its agent or assignee, through the use of the Health Care Claim Payment/Advice ASC X12 835 transaction, provides a standard mechanism to communicate issues associated with the medical bill.

C. Communication between the health care provider and payer related to medical bill processing shall be made by telephone or electronic transmission unless the information cannot be sent by those media, in which case the sender shall send the information by mail or personal delivery.

Statutory Authority

§ 65.2-605.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 35, Issue 10, eff. February 6, 2019.

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