Reason Code 16 | Remark Codes M51 N350

Code Description
Reason Code: 16 Claim/service lacks information or has submission/billing error(s)
Remark Codes: M51 and N350
  • Missing/incomplete/invalid procedure code(s)
  • Missing/incomplete/invalid description of service for a Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) code or for an Unlisted/By Report procedure


Common Reasons for Denial

  • Narrative missing HCPCS code of item being provided

Next Step

  • Correct and resubmit as a new claim

How to Avoid Future Denials

  • Ensure all narrative element requirements are included on claim line. Narrative is added to item 19 of the 1500 claim form or the 2400/NTE segment of an electronic claim.


Last Updated Mon, 23 Jan 2023 19:46:07 +0000