"Health Care Provider Application to Appeal a Claims Determination" - New Jersey

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New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
Health Care Provider Application to Appeal a Claims Determination
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A Health Care Provider has the right to appeal a Carrier’s claims determination(s).
A Health Care Provider also has the right to appeal
an apparent lack of activity on a submitted claim.
Health Care Providers:
Must submit your internal payment appeal to the Carrier.
DO NOT submit your internal payment to the New Jersey
Department of Banking and Insurance.
May use either this form, or the Carrier’s branded Health Care Provider Application to Appeal a Claims Determination (which
the Carrier may allow to be submitted online). The Carrier will accept either form.
DO NOT submit a Health Care Provider Application to Appeal a Claims Determination IF:
The Carrier’s determination indicates that it considered the health care services for which the claim was submitted not
medically necessary, experimental or investigational, cosmetic rather than medically necessary or dental rather than medical.
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INSTEAD, you may submit a request for a Stage 1 UM Appeal Review.
The Carrier’s determination indicates that it considered the person to whom health care services for which the claim was
submitted to be ineligible for coverage because the health care services were not covered under the terms of the relevant
health benefits plan, or because the person is not the Carrier’s member. INSTEAD, you may submit a complaint. For more
information, contact the Carrier’s Provider Relations Department.
The Carrier has provided you with notice that it is investigating the claim (and related ones, if any) for possible fraud.
You MAY submit a Health Care Provider Application to Appeal a Claims Determination IF the Carrier’s determination:
Resulted in the claim not being paid at all for reasons other than a UM determination or a determination of ineligibility,
coordination of benefits or fraud investigation
Resulted in the claim being paid at a rate you did not expect based upon the payment agreement between you and the Carrier
Resulted in the claim being paid at a rate you did not expect because of differences in the Carrier’s treatment of the codes in
the claim from what you believe is appropriate
Indicated the Carrier required additional substantiating documentation to support the claim and you believe that the required
information is inconsistent with the Carrier’s stated claims handling policies and procedures, or is not relevant to the claim
You also MAY submit a Health Care Provider Application to Appeal a Claims Determination IF:
You believe the Carrier failed to adjudicate the claim, or an uncontested portion of the claim, in a timely manner consistent with
law, and the terms of the contract between you and the Carrier, if any
The Carrier’s determination indicates it will not pay because of lack of appropriate authorization, but you believe you obtained
appropriate authorization from another Carrier for the services
You believe the Carrier failed to appropriately pay interest on the claim
You believe the Carrier’s statement that it overpaid you on one or more claims is erroneous, or that the amount it calculated as
overpaid is erroneous
You believe the Carrier has attempted to offset an inappropriate amount against a claim because of an effort to recoup for an
overpayment on prior claims (essentially, that the Carrier has under-priced the current claim)
If you do not know how to file a claims appeal with the Carrier, and you are a network provider, review your Provider Manual for
instructions on how to file a Claims Appeal. If you are a not a network provider, you can find general contact information
Licensed
Insurance Carriers
or
Managed Care Entities
on our website. Contact the Carrier for more specific instructions.
1
A carrier’s contractors (organized delivery systems and other vendors) are subject to the same standards as the carrier when
performing claim payment and processing functions (including overpayment requests) on behalf of the carrier. Use of the word Carrier
includes the carrier and its relevant contractors.
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For more information: review your Provider Manual, or contact the Carrier’s Utilization Management department or Provider Relations
Department, or visit the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance’s website at:
How to File a Utilization Management Appeal
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New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
Health Care Provider Application to Appeal a Claims Determination
1
A Health Care Provider has the right to appeal a Carrier’s claims determination(s).
A Health Care Provider also has the right to appeal
an apparent lack of activity on a submitted claim.
Health Care Providers:
Must submit your internal payment appeal to the Carrier.
DO NOT submit your internal payment to the New Jersey
Department of Banking and Insurance.
May use either this form, or the Carrier’s branded Health Care Provider Application to Appeal a Claims Determination (which
the Carrier may allow to be submitted online). The Carrier will accept either form.
DO NOT submit a Health Care Provider Application to Appeal a Claims Determination IF:
The Carrier’s determination indicates that it considered the health care services for which the claim was submitted not
medically necessary, experimental or investigational, cosmetic rather than medically necessary or dental rather than medical.
2
INSTEAD, you may submit a request for a Stage 1 UM Appeal Review.
The Carrier’s determination indicates that it considered the person to whom health care services for which the claim was
submitted to be ineligible for coverage because the health care services were not covered under the terms of the relevant
health benefits plan, or because the person is not the Carrier’s member. INSTEAD, you may submit a complaint. For more
information, contact the Carrier’s Provider Relations Department.
The Carrier has provided you with notice that it is investigating the claim (and related ones, if any) for possible fraud.
You MAY submit a Health Care Provider Application to Appeal a Claims Determination IF the Carrier’s determination:
Resulted in the claim not being paid at all for reasons other than a UM determination or a determination of ineligibility,
coordination of benefits or fraud investigation
Resulted in the claim being paid at a rate you did not expect based upon the payment agreement between you and the Carrier
Resulted in the claim being paid at a rate you did not expect because of differences in the Carrier’s treatment of the codes in
the claim from what you believe is appropriate
Indicated the Carrier required additional substantiating documentation to support the claim and you believe that the required
information is inconsistent with the Carrier’s stated claims handling policies and procedures, or is not relevant to the claim
You also MAY submit a Health Care Provider Application to Appeal a Claims Determination IF:
You believe the Carrier failed to adjudicate the claim, or an uncontested portion of the claim, in a timely manner consistent with
law, and the terms of the contract between you and the Carrier, if any
The Carrier’s determination indicates it will not pay because of lack of appropriate authorization, but you believe you obtained
appropriate authorization from another Carrier for the services
You believe the Carrier failed to appropriately pay interest on the claim
You believe the Carrier’s statement that it overpaid you on one or more claims is erroneous, or that the amount it calculated as
overpaid is erroneous
You believe the Carrier has attempted to offset an inappropriate amount against a claim because of an effort to recoup for an
overpayment on prior claims (essentially, that the Carrier has under-priced the current claim)
If you do not know how to file a claims appeal with the Carrier, and you are a network provider, review your Provider Manual for
instructions on how to file a Claims Appeal. If you are a not a network provider, you can find general contact information
Licensed
Insurance Carriers
or
Managed Care Entities
on our website. Contact the Carrier for more specific instructions.
1
A carrier’s contractors (organized delivery systems and other vendors) are subject to the same standards as the carrier when
performing claim payment and processing functions (including overpayment requests) on behalf of the carrier. Use of the word Carrier
includes the carrier and its relevant contractors.
2
For more information: review your Provider Manual, or contact the Carrier’s Utilization Management department or Provider Relations
Department, or visit the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance’s website at:
How to File a Utilization Management Appeal
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YOU MUST COMPLETE A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH CLAIM APPEALED
SIGNATURE MUST BE COMPLETE AND LEGIBLE. THIS FORM MUST BE DATED.
1. Provider Name:
2. TIN/NPI:
3. Provider Group (if applicable):
4. Contact Name:
5. Title:
6. Contact Address:
7. Phone:
8. Fax:
9. Email:
1. Patient Name:
2. Ins. ID:
3. Did You Attach a copy of (check the appropriate response):
a. The assignment of benefits?
Yes
No
NA
b. The Consent to Representation in Appeals of Utilization Management Determinations and
Authorization to Release of Medical Records for UM Appeal and Arbitration of Claims?
(Consent form is required for review of medical records if the matter goes to arbitration.)
Yes
No
1. Claim Number (if known):
2. Date of Service:
3. Authorization Number:
4. Claim filing method (check only one):
a.
electronic (submit a copy of the electronic acceptance report from Our clearinghouse or Us)
b.
facsimile (submit a copy of the fax transmittal)
c.
paper claim by mail or courier service (submit a copy of the delivery confirmation evidence)
5. Check the reason(s) why you are filing this appeal (
check all that apply and be specific about billing codes and
reason for dispute):
a.
Action has not been taken on this claim
Dispute of a denied claim  provide date of denial:
b.
/
/
c.
Claim was paid but not in a timely manner (provide more information):
Yes
No
Additional information was requested? If yes, date:
/
/
Yes
No
Additional information provided? If yes, date:
/
/
Yes
No
Prompt Payment Interest paid correctly?
d.
Claim was paid, but the amount paid is in dispute:
e.
Codes in dispute
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
f.
Dispute of an overpayment or the amount of overpayment (Attach a copy of overpayment request)
g.
Dispute of carrier’s offset amount against this claim (Attach a copy of A/R)
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Provider Name:
Contact Number:
Member Name :
DOS:
You may provide additional information in an attachment to explain why you are disputing Our
handling of the claim. You must be specific about billing codes and reason for dispute.
The following should be submitted with your appeal (copies only):
The relevant claim form
The relevant Explanation(s) of Benefits or Remittance Advice
A statement specifying the line items that you are appealing
Copies of any overpayment requests or A/R notice
Information We previously requested that you have not yet submitted, if available
Itemization of your provider contract provisions you believe We are not complying with, including a copy of the
pertinent section of your contract
Pertinent correspondence between you and Us on this matter
A description of pertinent communications between you and Us on this matter that were not in writing
Relevant sections of the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) or other coding support you relied upon IF the
dispute concerns the disposition of billing codes
Other documents you may believe support your position in this dispute (this may include medical records)
Attachments:
Yes
No
Signature:
Date:
/
/
Important to Note
In order to ensure your Internal Payment Appeal is eligible to meet processing requirements for the
External Binding Arbitration Program
The Internal Appeal Form must be sent to the address posted on the carrier’s website;
The Internal Appeal Form must have a complete signature (first and last name);
The Internal Appeal Form Must be Dated;
There is a signed and dated Consent to Representation in Appeals of UM
Determinations and Authorization for release of Medical records in UM Appeals and
Independent Arbitration of Claims Form
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