Reason Code 176 | Remark Code N592

Code Description
Reason Code: 176 Prescription is not current.
Remark Code: N592 Adjusted because this is not the initial prescription or exceeds the amount allowed for the initial prescription.

 

Common Reasons for Denial

  • Recertified or revised Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN) or DME Information Form (DIF) for item was not submitted or not on file with Noridian

Next Step

  • The Noridian Medicare Portal can be accessed under Same or Similar to verify if the CMN or DIF is on file or call the Noridian Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System @ 866-419-9458 for CMN or DIF information
  • If CMN or DIF is not on file, resubmit claim with CMN/DIF
  • A self service reopening may be conducted if CMN or DIF is now on file with Noridian
  • Did your CMN/DIF get accepted when billed through the electronic transmission? If the front end errors from the electronic transmission with CEDI are not worked by supplier staff or clearinghouse, the CMD/DIF may not have been received by Noridian with the claim.
  • A Redetermination request may be submitted with all relevant supporting documentation. Noridian encourages Redeterminations/Appeals be submitted using the Noridian Medicare Portal. Review applicable Local Coverage Determination (LCD), LCD Policy Article, and Documentation Checklists prior to submitting request. Noridian encourages Redeterminations be submitted using the Noridian Medicare Portal

How to Avoid Future Denials

Refer to applicable Local Coverage Determination (LCD), LCD Policy Article to verify a CMN/DIF is required

  • If an initial CMN/DIF is posted to Common Working File (CWF) under another jurisdiction, include a comment on claim
  • For proper claims processing, attach initial CMN or DIF to claim
    • Supplier must submit initial CMN or DIF for item billed
  • Ensure that recert or revised CMN or DIF is transmitted.
  • Did your CMN/DIF get accepted when billed through the electronic transmission? If the front end errors from the electronic transmission with CEDI are not worked by supplier staff or clearinghouse, the CMD/DIF may not have been received by Noridian with the claim.

 

Last Updated Mon, 21 Dec 2020 22:16:26 +0000