Alternative Services Available

CARC/RARC Description
PR-B8 Alternative services were available, and should have been utilized.

 

Common Reasons for Message

  • Medical documentation is lacking medical necessity

Next Step

  • Verify medical documentation for the following:
    • Service is appropriate to bill
    • Date of Service
    • Contains Signature
    • Include vital signs
    • Reason for ambulance transport (explain medical necessity)
  • Verify if a modifier is required
  • Submit an Appeal request - Items or services with this message have appeal rights

Claim Submission Tips

View reason code list, return to Reason Code Guidance page.

 

Last Updated Nov 13, 2017