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The submission of additional documentation is required only when certain CPT/HCPCS codes are billed, or when additional documentation is needed for Palmetto GBA to process and/or price a service.
When required, additional documentation should be submitted using the eServices portal, and your claim must include the necessary information (electronic claim PWK segments or Item 19 on the CMS 1500 claim form) to alert Palmetto GBA that you have submitted required documentation.
Whether you are submitting your additional documentation via eServices or fax, the following PWK data elements must be completed on your electronic claim.
PWK01 (Attachment Report Type Code)
Use the values indicated in the TR3 to identify the type of attachment
PWK02 (Attachment Transmission Code)
PWK05 (Identification Code Qualifier)
PWK06 (Attachment Control Number)
View the Submitting Additional Documentation to Palmetto GBA article to assure proper claim submission and procedures.
Note: Additional documentation should not be submitted for services or circumstances other than those listed below. Documentation received for services or circumstances other than those listed (or if specifically requested by Palmetto GBA through the additional documentation request [ADR] process) will not be acknowledged and matched with your claim.
Important: When submitting one of the CPT/HCPCS Codes below, and the code is not presented in the procedure code selection box in eServices, additional documentation can be submitted via the PWK Fax Cover Sheet until the procedure code is available in eServices.
Important Note: While Palmetto GBA has made every attempt to identify all services that will require additional documentation, the nature of health care and changes in coding and pricing requirements, the above list is not all inclusive.
Palmetto GBA reserves the right to require additional documentation for any claim.
Claims rejected with the following Claim Adjustment Reason Codes (CARCs) and Remittance Advice Remark Codes (RARCs) identified on a remittance advice would indicate documentation is required and the claim should be resubmitted as a new claim with the necessary documentation. Providers receiving these rejections for lack of documentation should make note and include documentation with any claim submitted in the future for the service(s).
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