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§ 134.804. Reporting Requirements

(a) Insurance carriers shall submit an ’00’ original medical EDI record for each action (initial processing, request for reconsideration or appeal, or subsequent orders) taken on an individual medical bill. Original medical EDI records shall be reported within 30 days after the date of the action. Each iteration of an ’00’ original medical EDI record must contain a different unique medical bill identification number. The amount paid on each action related to a medical bill must contain only the amount issued for that event and must not contain a cumulative amount reflecting all events related to an individual medical bill. Original medical EDI records on subsequent actions must contain a Texas-specific claim adjustment reason code of ‘W3′ to designate the medical EDI record as a reconsideration or appeal. The Texas-specific claim adjustment reason code must be included on the explanation of benefits issued pursuant to §133.250 of this title (relating to Reconsideration for Payment of Medical Bills).

(b) Insurance carriers shall submit an ’01’ cancel medical EDI record if the ’00’ original medical EDI record should not have been sent or contained the incorrect insurance carrier identification number. Cancel medical EDI records shall be reported within 30 days after the earliest date the insurance carrier discovered the reporting error. The ’01’ cancel medical EDI record must contain the same unique bill identification number as the ’00’ original medical EDI record that was previously submitted and accepted. An ’00’ original medical EDI record must be accepted by the division before an ’01’ cancel medical EDI record may be submitted.

(c) Insurance carriers shall submit an ’05’ replacement medical EDI record when correcting data on a previously submitted medical EDI record. Replacement medical EDI records shall be submitted within 30 days after the earliest date the insurance carrier discovered the reporting error. The ’05’ replacement medical EDI record must contain the same unique bill identification number as the associated ’00’ original medical EDI record. An ’00’ original medical EDI record must be accepted by the division before an ’05’ replacement medical EDI record may be submitted.

(d) Insurance carriers must submit timely and accurate medical EDI records to the division. For the purpose of this section, a medical EDI record is considered to have been accurately submitted when the record:

(1) received an Application Acknowledgment Code of accepted;

(2) contained accurate medical EDI data; medical EDI data may be obtained from all sources, including the medical bill, explanation of benefits, and insurance carrier’s claim file; and

(3) to the extent supported by the format, contained all appropriate modifiers, code qualifiers, and data elements necessary to identify health care services, charges and payments.

(e) Insurance carriers are responsible for correcting and resubmitting rejected medical EDI records within 30 days of the action that triggered the reporting requirement. The insurance carrier’s receipt of a rejection does not modify, extend or otherwise change the date the transaction is required to be reported to the division. The resubmitted medical EDI record must contain the same unique bill identification number as the previously rejected medical EDI record.

(f) This section is effective September 1, 2015.

The provisions of this §134.804 adopted to be effective September 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 4136; amended to be effective September 1, 2015, 40 TexReg 595.

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§ 134.804. Reporting Requirements

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Title 28. Insurance

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