July 2010 RARC, CARC, and MREP Update

Change Request (CR) 6901 announces the latest update of Remittance Advice Remark Codes (RARCs) and Claim Adjustment Reason Codes (CARCs), effective July 1.

The reason and remark code sets must be used to report payment adjustments in Remittance Advice (RA) transactions. The reason codes are also used in some Coordination of Benefits (COB) transactions.

Part B providers who use the Medicare Remit Easy Print (MREP) software will need to download the updated RARC/CARC code file when it is available July 6, to use in conjunction with the MREP software. The MREP user guide provides instructions to assist providers with importing the updated RARC/CARC codes file into the MREP software. The MREP user guide and software can be accessed on the CMS MREP web page.

Reference Transmittal 1950, CR 6901, issued April 23, and MLN Matters article MM6901 for further details.

Source: TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC

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