Reason Code 31947

Published 12/16/2019

This claim line was submitted by the provider as non-covered. Providers are liable for these denials unless a specific modifier or indicator (i.e., occurrence code 32) on the claim attaches liability to the beneficiary.

This is a valid processing reason code. It does not reflect incorrect billing. Condition code (CC) 20, 21 or occurrence code (OC) 32 is not present on the claim to indicate the non-covered reason.

  • OC 32 = Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) given; report with appropriate liability-related modifier and covered charges
  • CC 20 = Demand bill will be reviewed
  • CC 21 = No-payment, automatically process

Resource: CMS Internet Only Manual, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Publication 100-04, Chapter 1 (PDF), section 60.4.2.

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