Important coding reminder for Walk-In Retail Health Clinics
If your practice is a Walk-in Retail Health Clinic, please remind your coding staff to report the most accurate Place of Service, Walk-in Retail Health Clinic (17), for professional claims when submitting claims for non-Empire members.
March 2020 Empire Provider News
Some professional (837P / HCFA-1500) claims for services rendered to non-Empire Blue plan members at retail health locations are being reported with a Place of Service that does not reflect a retail health clinic location. Specifically, for services rendered at a retail health location, some providers are submitting values for Office (11) or Urgent Care Facility (20) instead of the value of Walk-in Retail Health Clinic (17). Reporting Place of Service as 11 or 20 can cause claims to process incorrectly, and thus result in the need for claim adjustments and rework for providers.