Inpatient/Outpatient (IP/OP) Billing Manual

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General Billing Information

Refer to the General Provider Information manual for general billing information.

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General Prior Authorization Requirements

Prior Authorization Requests (PARs) must be submitted via the ColoradoPAR program. Please consult the General Provider Information Manual on the Department's Billing Manual web page for information about Prior Authorization requirements. More information can be found on the Department's Provider Contact web page.

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Inpatient Hospital Review Program (IHRP)

The IHRP requires that most inpatient hospital admissions be authorized through the ColoradoPAR program. This authorization is for the institutional claim (UB-04). Professional claims (CMS 1500) associated with the admission may need authorization separately depending on the service.

For information regarding the PAR program including policy and How-to Guides please visit the Colorado PAR Website.

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Inpatient/Outpatient Hospital Billing Information

Both inpatient and outpatient hospital services are a benefit of Health First Colorado when medically necessary and supervised by a physician. Non-emergency outpatient services are subject to Primary Care Physician Program guidelines. The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (the Department) periodically modifies billing information. Therefore, the information in this manual is subject to change, and the manual is updated as new billing information is implemented. Providers should refer to the Code of Colorado Regulations, Program Rules (10 C.C.R. 2505-10) for specific information when providing hospital care.

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Inpatient Hospital Billing Information

Inpatient Hospital Services means preventive, therapeutic, surgical, diagnostic, medical and rehabilitative services that are furnished by a hospital for the care and treatment of Inpatients and are provided in the hospital by or under the direction of a physician.

Inpatient means a person who is receiving professional services at a hospital; the services include a room and are provided on a continuous 24-hour-a-day basis. Generally, a person is considered an Inpatient by a physician's order if formally admitted as an Inpatient with the expectation that the member will remain at least overnight and occupy a bed even though it later develops that the member can be discharged or transferred to another hospital and does not actually use a bed overnight.

Inpatient Hospital Services are reimbursed by Health First Colorado on a prospective basis using a Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) method. Claims with a discharge date on or after January 1, 2014, will be reimbursed using the All-Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG).

  • Effective July 1, 2016, the Department updated the payment methodology to APR-DRG version 33 for discharge dates after October 1, 2015.
  • Effective June 1, 2015, the Department updated the payment methodology to APR-DRG version 32 for discharge dates after January 1, 2014.
  • Effective January 1, 2014, APR-DRG version 30 became the reimbursement methodology for all claims with dates of discharge on or after January 1, 2014.

Summary of Inpatient Hospital claims grouper versions based on discharge date

Discharge Date Grouper
July 1, 2016 to current APR-DRG Version 33
January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016 APR-DRG Version 32
October 1, 2006 to December 31, 2013 CMS-DRG Version 24.0 + annual crosswalks

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Interim Payments for DRG Hospitals with Long-Term Inpatient Stays

The Health First Colorado APR-DRG payment system requires that claims for inpatient stays in DRG Hospitals be submitted after discharge. To accommodate the financial needs of DRG Hospitals when long-term stays create large account receivables, DRG Hospitals may bill interim claims using adjusted claims.

Criteria

Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order to receive an interim payment:

  • Health First Colorado must be the primary payer. Interim payment is not permitted when the recipient has other medical resources such as Medicare or commercial health insurance coverage.
  • Patient status for interim claims must be "30: Still a patient." A final interim claim can only be filed after patient discharge.

After the first interim payment, additional requests should be submitted when Health First Colorado reimbursement reaches or exceeds an additional $100,000 from original Interim Claim.

Billing Process

Submit the first interim claim and submit adjustments to the first interim claim until discharge:

All interim claims should be submitted directly to the Department's fiscal agent.

First interim claim (type of bill 112 – First Interim Claim) should be billed by the hospital for the services performed from the admission date through the billing date with patient status.

Additional interim adjustment claims (type of bill 117 - Hospital Inpatient (Including Medicare Part A)- Replacement of Prior Claim) should be billed by the hospital when the total Health First Colorado payment is at least $100,000 more than the previous interim payment. Interim adjustment claims must cover the entire stay from the first date of service through the billing date.

Final interim claim (type of bill 117 - Hospital Inpatient (Including Medicare Part A)- Replacement of Prior Claim) should be billed after the member has been discharged and should cover the entire stay from the first date of service through the discharge date.

If a hospital chooses to interim bill using type of bill 113-114 then the provider must void previous interim claims prior to submitting additional interim claims or the final interim claim.

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Billing for Services Rendered in a Distinct Part Unit

Health First Colorado does not currently recognize Distinct Part Units (DPUs) as separate from the General Hospital under which they are licensed. Admissions to DPUs are for psychiatric care, or rehabilitation care in the General Hospital. The Medical Assistance Program payment to the General Hospital for these cases is designed to cover the cost of these services. Since Health First Colorado does not recognize DPUs, hospitals may not submit two claims for a member who is admitted to a General Hospital and then transferred to the hospital's DPU. A single claim should be submitted for this scenario covering the dates of service from the admission to the general acute facility through the discharge from the DPU. The DPU NPI should be represented as a service location on the claim.

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Maternity and Newborn Billing

For claims in which the mother’s discharge date occurs on or after July 1, 2020:
Services for the mother and baby must be billed on separate claims under the identification number of each client per 10 CCR 2505-10 8.300.3.A.. Information regarding the impact this billing process may have on payment can be found in the March 6, 2020 Hospital Engagement Meeting and the Inpatient Hospital Rates pages.

For claims in which the mother’s discharge date occurs prior to July 1,2020:
Do not show nursery days in form locator (FL) 6. Nursery days are entered as units on a detail line but are not covered days that represent additional payment. There is no additional inpatient benefit for routine newborn hospitalization. Charges for a well newborn remaining in the hospital after the mother's discharge are not a benefit (e.g., placement). Benefits apply under the following conditions:

  • If the mother is in the hospital, the mother's and baby's charges (procedure and diagnosis codes) are billed on one claim as one stay.
  • The interChange System cannot accept a baby's birth weight; the weight must be coded using an ICD-10 diagnosis code.
  • Baby remains in hospital for placement. This is not a Health First Colorado benefit. Services may be billed on the mother's claim until the time the mother is discharged.
  • Mother is discharged, but the baby remains in hospital and is not transferred to another hospital (e.g., baby is not well):
    • Baby should be billed separately from the mother
      • Baby requires its own Health First Colorado ID number
      • The admission date on the baby's hospital claim is the date of the mother's discharge
      • Baby's charges, procedure and diagnosis codes related to baby's extended stay, beginning with mother's date of discharge through baby's discharge are billed separately from the mother's charges
      • Including a newborn/live (Z38, Z38X OR Z38XX) as a primary diagnosis on the baby's independent claim may cause the claim to be ungroupable and result in an appropriate denial. The primary diagnosis should reflect the reasons why the child remains in the hospital after mother leaves.
      • If the baby is transferred to a different hospital, the Health First Colorado benefits are still applicable. The baby's charges (procedure and diagnosis codes) must be billed separately by the receiving hospital.
  • When the mother is not eligible for benefits, the baby's well-baby care charges may be billed under the following conditions:
    • The baby is eligible for benefits
    • The baby has its own Health First Colorado ID number
    • If the mother's insurance pays for any portion of the well-baby care, the payment must be included on the claim as a third party payment

Newborn Hearing and Metabolic Screenings

Costs associated with the Newborn Hearing Screening and the initial Newborn Metabolic Screening are included in the delivery DRG calculation or the birthing center facility payment. They may not be billed separately.

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)/ Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for the Newborn Hearing Screening cannot be billed for dates on or during the date span of the delivery stay. See the Audiology Billing Manual or the Laboratory Billing Manual for more information.

Special Instructions for Labor and Delivery Claims

Delivery is a benefit for recipients of Emergency Medicaid, but sterilization is not a covered service for recipients of Emergency Medicaid. If sterilization is performed in conjunction with the delivery for a recipient of Emergency Medicaid, the coding and charges for sterilization must be omitted from the claim. Only the codes and charges for the delivery can be billed.

Billing for Immediate Post-Partum Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (IPP-LARCs)

Effective January 1, 2020, IPP-LARC devices inserted in a DRG Hospital may be reimbursed at the fee schedule rate or the amount billed, whichever is less. Delivery DRG weights (540, 542 & 560) were reduced by .004 to allow for this separate payment.

Prior to January 1, 2020, the cost of the IPP-LARC device was included in the All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) calculation for the delivery claim.

Reimbursement for IPP LARCs requires submission of both:

  • an Inpatient claim – for the DRG payment
  • an Outpatient claim – for the IPP-LARC fee schedule payment

The Inpatient Hospital Claim must group to APR-DRG 540, 542, or 560, and include:

  • ICD-10 Diagnosis Code for LARC insertion: Z30.430 or Z30.018,
  • ICD-10 Surgical Procedure Code for either:
    • an IUD insertion: 0UH90HZ, 0UH97HZ or 0UH98HZ, or
    • a Contraceptive Implant insertion: 0JHD0HZ, 0JHD3HZ, 0JHF0HZ or 0JHF3HZ.

The Outpatient Hospital Claim:

  • Must include:
    • the HCPCS for the LARC device: J7296, J7297, J7298, J7300, J7301 or J7307
    • the LARC device's affiliated NDC, and
    • Both the FP and SE modifiers
  • No additional revenue or procedure codes can be present on the claim
  • Outpatient claim must be submitted after the affiliated Inpatient claim is paid, and
  • Outpatient claim's date of service must be the date of insertion and within the affiliated Inpatient claim's FDOS-TDOS.

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Billing for Non-Covered Days

Total days are the total number of days billed on the claim. These days are calculated as the days between Admit and To Date of Service (TDOS).

Value code 80 and 81 should be used to indicate the quantity of covered and non-covered days during an inpatient stay. The sum of these days should equal the total days on the claim, less the day of discharge.

Occurrence Span Code 74 should be used to report the from/through dates at a non-covered level of care or leave of absence during an otherwise covered stay.

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Medicare Part B Only/Part A Exhaust Coverage

Providers should submit a claim to Medicare for any services covered by Medicare.

Health First Colorado pays the Health First Colorado inpatient allowable amount minus the Medicare Part B payment, minus any commercial insurance payment (if applicable) and minus any Health First Colorado co-payment.

Billing Instructions

The crossover claim TOB 12X will be automatically denied and post EOB 1290 (Invalid Type of Bill for the Claim Type).

For the inpatient crossover claim TOB 11X, providers must manually enter the Medicare Part B-Only and Medicare Part A Exhaust payments. Final claim payment should equal the Medicaid inpatient allowable amount less the Medicare payment, commercial insurance payment (if applicable), and any co-payment.

The Provider Web Portal allows providers to use a Part B only/Part A checkbox when billing inpatient crossover claims for members that have TXIX benefits and Medicare Part A benefits are exhausted prior to or during the stay.

Claims can be submitted via paper, interactively via the Provider Web Portal or by batch via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). See the instructions below for each submission type:

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Professional Fees

Costs associated with professional services by salaried physicians are included in the hospital's rate structure and cannot be billed separately to the Health First Colorado. Do not bill professional fees (Revenue Codes 0960-0989) for emergency and outpatient services as an institutional claim.

Professional fees for services provided in the emergency room by contract physicians must be billed by the physician as a professional claim (CMS 1500) using the appropriate HCPCS codes. The Health First Colorado payment is made to the physician or physician clinic.

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Out-of-State Inpatient Hospital Services

Non-emergent out-of-state inpatient services must be prior authorized. Inpatient Prior Authorization Requests (PARs) must be submitted via the ColoradoPAR program. See General Prior Authorization Requirements section above.

Out-of-state Hospitals are classified as urban or rural. A base rate of 90% of the Colorado urban or rural base rate is used for the purpose of reimbursement calculation under the Health First Colorado APR-DRG and EAPG payment methodologies.

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Billing for Combined Stays under the 48-hr Readmission Policy

Effective for dates of service on or after July 1, 2011, if a member is discharged from a hospital and readmitted to the same hospital within 48 hours for symptoms related to, or for evaluation and management of, the prior stay's medical condition, the hospital must bill these admissions as a single hospital stay. The effect of this rule is that the hospital will receive only one payment for what is considered one episode of care.

The following is the correct billing format when billing for combined stays under the 48-hour readmission policy.

Effective for dates of service on or after July 1, 2011, all claims for hospital readmissions in which a member is readmitted to the same hospital within 48 hours of discharge, will be denied unless the readmission is completely unrelated to the first admission. 48 hours is calculated from Discharge Hour (form locator 16 on the first claim) to Admission Hour (form locator 13 on the second claim). This will apply to all claims for second admissions dated July 1, 2011 or later.

Example 1:
A member is admitted January 19, 2012, and is discharged January 23, 2012 at 2 am. The member is readmitted January 25, 2012 at 1 am, and is discharged January 28, 2012.

  • The hospital bills from DOS January 19, 2012, through DOS January 28, 2012. The number of covered days is seven. The number of non-covered days is two.
  • Covered days must be reported using Value Code 80
  • Non-covered days; must be reported using Value Code 81
  • Claim details need to include leave of absence Revenue Code 0180, the units should equal to the non-covered days and charges equal to a non-zero amount

Example 2:
A member is admitted January 19, 2012, and is discharged January 23, 2012 at 2 am. The member is readmitted for an unrelated reason on January 25, 2012 at 1 am, and is discharged January 28, 2012.

  • The hospital bills two separate claims for each stay
  • The second claim must include condition code B4

Example 3:
A member is admitted January 19, 2012, and is discharged January 23, 2012 at 2 am. The member is readmitted January 25, 2012 at 4 am, and is discharged January 28, 2012.

  • The hospital bills two separate claims for each stay

The Colorado interChange System will automatically deny subsequent claims for readmissions to the same hospital within 48 hours. Providers will have to submit an adjustment claim to correctly reflect the dates of service for the full episode of care. To indicate that a readmission is completely unrelated to the first admission, a claim may be coded with condition code B4 which will allow the separate episode of care.

A claim example is provided under "Billing for combined stays under the 48-hour readmission policy".

The Department's audit team will continue to retrospectively review all readmissions within 48 hours which are paid with use of condition code B4. If the Department determines that the readmission is related to the first admission, the Department will recoup payment.

Health First Colorado does not recognize Distinct Part Units (DPUs) or any other units of a hospital separately from the General Acute Care Hospital under which they are licensed. General Acute Care Hospitals may not submit two claims for a member who is transferred between units of a hospital. A single claim should be submitted covering the dates of service from the admission to the General Acute Care Hospital through the discharge from the DPU. When the Department's audit team identifies claims for such transfers, the second admission will be denied. Stays at Transitional Care Units or any other location that is not part of the hospital are not billable under the hospital's Health First Colorado provider number and will be denied if billed as such.

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Late Charges

Late charges for claims may be submitted as an adjustment to DXC at any time during the initial timely filing period.

When claims are adjusted, for any reason, outside of the timely filing period the claim will deny for being outside of timely filing and the entire original payment for the claim will be recouped.

Adjustments for Overpayments

Under Section 1128J(d) of the Social Security Act, any provider who receives an overpayment needs to report and return the overpayment to the Department within 60 days of identification. There are two different ways this can be completed, including through the provider portal or by making a self-disclosure.

If a provider realizes that it has received an overpayment, the provider can adjust the claim through the provider portal. When a claim is adjusted in the provider portal a new ICN is generated and will be processed against the edits in the claims processing system. One of these edits is the timely-filing edit, which will deny any claim where timely-filing has not been preserved. If a provider adjusts a claim through the provider portal and the claim is outside of timely-filing, the claim will deny and the amount paid on the original claim will be recouped. The Department does not issue waivers of timely filing in order to reverse these recoupments.

If a provider received an overpayment and the claim is outside of timely-filing, the correct way to address this is to submit a self-disclosure. The self-disclosure process requires the provider to identify the claims at issue and the reason for the overpayment. In order to return the money to the Department, the provider may either direct the Department to set up an accounts receivable in the claims processing system so that the amount can be deducted from future payments, or to submit a check to:

Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
ATTN: Audits and Compliance Division
1570 Grant St.
Denver, CO 80203

More information on the Self-Disclosure process can be found on the Self-Disclosure Information web page.

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Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Services

As of July 1, 2019, all Long-Term Care Hospitals, Rehabilitation Hospitals, and Spine/Brain Injury Treatment Specialty Hospital as defined in Hospital Services Rule 8.300.1, will be reimbursed under a per diem.
For Distinct Part Unit information please see the section, "Billing for Services Rendered in a Distinct Part Unit" under the "Inpatient Hospital Billing Information" heading.

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Long-Term Care Hospitals

Inpatient services provided to Health First Colorado members in Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTACs) are reimbursed on a per diem basis. The per diem rates follow a step-down methodology based on length of stay.

Tier 1: day 1 through day 21
Tier 2: day 22 through day 35
Tier 3: day 36 through day 56
Tier 4: day 57 through remainder of care

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Rehabilitation Hospitals

Inpatient services provided to Health First Colorado members in Rehabilitation Hospitals are reimbursed on a per diem basis. The per diem rates follow a step-down methodology based on length of stay.

Tier1: day 1 through day 6
Tier 2: day 7 through day 10
Tier 3: day 11 through day 14
Tier 4: day 15 through remainder of care

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Spine/Brain Injury Treatment Specialty Hospital

Inpatient services provided to Health First Colorado members in Rehabilitation Hospitals are reimbursed on a per diem basis. The per diem rates follow a step-down methodology based on length of stay.

Tier1: day 1 through day 28
Tier 2: day 29 through day 49
Tier 3: day 50 through day 77
Tier 4: day 78 through remainder of care

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Billing for Dates of Service that Span the Fiscal Year for Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, Rehabilitation Hospitals and Spine/Brain Injury Treatment Specialty Hospital

 

This billing is only allowed for claims that span the Per Diem Implementation Date of July 1, 2019.

To accommodate the change in Inpatient Reimbursement Methodology, billing for dates of service that span the fiscal year for claims that meet the following criteria is allowed.

Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order to bill for dates of service spanning the fiscal year:

  • From Date of Service (FDOS) must be on June 30, 2019, or prior
  • To Date of Service (TDOS) must be on July 2, 2019, or later
  • Must be a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTAC), Rehabilitation Hospital (Rehab) or Spine/Brain Injury Treatment Specialty Hospital. Distinct Part Units (DPUs) are not included.

Billing Process

 

  1. Void claim if meets criteria outline above
  2. Bill FDOS to 6/30/2019 with Type of Bill (TOB) 112. Utilize discharge code 30: still a patient.
  3. Bill July 1, 2019, through TDOS with TOB 111 and appropriate discharge code.

 

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Psychiatric and Psychological Services

Non-Psychiatric Hospitals

Outpatient Psychiatric Services:

Psychiatric services, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of emotional or mental disorders, are Medicaid benefits at Non-Psychiatric Hospitals as noted in the Hospital Services Rule at 8.300.3.B.2.

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Psychiatric Hospitals

Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Services:

Inpatient Hospital Psychiatric Services are a Medicaid benefit for individuals age 20 and under when provided as a service of an In-Network Hospital as noted in the Hospital Services Rule at 8.300.3.A.4.

Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Services are a benefit only when:

  1. Services involve active treatment which a team has determined is necessary on an Inpatient basis and can reasonably be expected to improve the condition or prevent further regression so that the services shall no longer be needed; the team must consist of physicians and other personnel qualified to make determinations with respect to mental health conditions and the treatment thereof; and
  2. 2. Services are provided prior to the date the individual attains age 21 or, in the case of an individual who was receiving such services in the period immediately preceding the date on which he/she attained age 21, the date such individual no longer requires such services or, if earlier, the date such individual attains age 22.

Outpatient Psychiatric Hospital Services:

Outpatient services are not a Medicaid benefit in Psychiatric Hospitals.

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Billing for Psychiatric Hospital Inpatient Services

Inpatient services provided to Health First Colorado members in Psychiatric Hospitals are reimbursed on a per diem basis. The per diem rates follow a step-down methodology based on revenue code. Revenue codes can be found in Appendix Q.

Step 1 (Revenue Code 114): day 1 through day 7
Step 2 (Revenue Codes 124 and 134): day 8 through remainder of care at acute level

Interim Billing Instructions for Psychiatric Hospital Inpatient Services

Psychiatric Hospitals may bill on an interim basis for services.

A new claim should be submitted for each span of time billed for with the Admit date representing the original date of admission, FDOS representing the first date of service on the claim being submitted and the TDOS representing the last date of service on the claim.

For example, if a provider bills on a monthly basis and the member’s admission was on 2/1/2019, the first claim should have the following:

Admit date: 2/1/2019
FDOS: 2/1/2019
TDOS: 2/28/2019
Revenue code 114 should be used for day 1-7
Revenue code 124/134 should be used for day 8-28

The second claim submission for the following month should have the following:

Admit date: 2/1/2019
FDOS:3/1/2019
TDOS: 3/31/2019
Revenue code 124/134 should be used for all days on this claim

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Obtaining Authorization for Psychiatric/Psychological services:

All Health First Colorado members are assigned to a Regional Accountable Entity (RAE) which is responsible for approval and reimbursement of psychiatric and psychological services. A RAE may refer a member to a hospital for either inpatient or outpatient services. At the time of referral, the RAE will provide the hospital prior authorization and personal health information for the member as necessary.

If a member is referred to a hospital by a RAE, all information necessary for billing will be provided. If a member presents at a hospital requesting services, the hospital will need to submit an eligibility inquiry to verify the member's RAE. The hospital will then contact the RAE in order to obtain prior authorization for treatment.

When a member presents at a hospital requesting emergency psychiatric/psychological services, the hospital provider will be reimbursed by the RAE for medical stabilization of the member but must contact the RAE to coordinate any further services.

Refer to the Health First Colorado UB-04 Revenue Code Table (Appendix Q) for a complete listing of services and the corresponding valid revenue codes.

Appendix Q in the Appendices is located in the Provider Services Billing Manuals section of the Department's website.

If the claim has been denied by the RAE for non-included services, providers may appeal the decision. Appeal information is listed on the denial letter from the RAE.

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Rehab for Alcohol and Drug Dependence

Substance Use Disorder treatment is not considered a psychiatric or psychological service.

Inpatient substance abuse rehabilitation treatment is not a covered benefit.

Individuals age 20 and under may access these services through Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT). Services must be provided by facilities which attest to having in place rehabilitation components required by the Department. These facilities must be approved by the Department to receive reimbursement. The Department will review the claims submitted under APR-DRG 772 regularly to ensure only providers that have an attestation with the Department are being reimbursed for these services.

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Hospital Service Payments – Inpatient Reimbursement

Hospitals designated as Prospective Payment System (PPS) Hospitals and Pediatric Specialty Hospitals are paid using the Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) methodology. Each hospital is assigned a base reimbursement rate which is calculated to represent the average cost per discharge for Health First Colorado members. New hospitals, critical access hospitals or low-discharge hospitals are assigned the peer group average base rate according to their in-state/out-of-state and urban/rural designations. Each DRG is assigned a relative weight.

APR-DRG Reimbursement

 

DRG Base payment is calculated as the hospital base rate multiplied by the DRG relative weight.

Outlier payments: If a hospital stay exceeds the DRG trim point, outlier days are calculated for additional payment at 80% of the established DRG per diem.

Outlier Payment Logic:
  • Outlier Days = Covered Days beyond DRG Trim Point
  • Outlier Payment = Outlier Days * Per Diem * 80%

Transfers: If the member is transferred from one hospital to another, both facilities are paid a DRG per diem rate up to the maximum reimbursement under the appropriate DRG, based on the length of stay. Both hospitals receive outlier day payments, if applicable. Long-Term Acute Care and Rehabilitation Hospitals are excluded from the transfer payment logic. See more specific information below for coding used to identify transfers and calculations for payment.

Cutback Payment for Uncovered Days During Stay: If there are days during the inpatient stay where the member does not have coverage under Health First Colorado, the hospital will be paid a DRG per diem rate up to the maximum reimbursement under the appropriate DRG, based on the length of stay. The hospital will also receive outlier day payments, if applicable.

Cutback Payment Logic:
  • IF Covered Days < DRG Average Length of Stay, THEN pay (Per Diem * Covered Days)
  • IF Covered Days >= DRG Average Length of Stay, THEN pay DRG Base Payment

Psychiatric Hospitals: Hospitals designated as Non-Prospective Payment System (NPPS) Hospitals are reimbursed at an established per diem rate.

Out of State Hospitals: Urban or Rural Out-of-State Hospitals are paid using the DRG methodology. Reimbursement is made using a base rate of 90% of the average Colorado urban or rural base rate.

Medicare Crossover Claims: Medicare crossover claims are reimbursed by the Health First Colorado program based on whichever of the following two formulas results in a lesser amount:

  1. The sum of the reported Medicare coinsurance and deductible
  2. The Health First Colorado-allowed benefit minus the Medicare payment

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Transfer Payment Logic

In situations where an inpatient member is transferred to or from a General Hospital (patient discharge status codes 02, 05, 62, 63, 66, 69, 82, 85, 90, 91, or 94 OR admit source 4), the General Hospital will be reimbursed on a per diem basis if the member's covered days are less than the DRG Average Length of Stay (ALOS). The General Hospital is also eligible to receive outlier payments if the member's covered days exceeds the DRG Trim Point (see outlier calculation above). Otherwise, the DRG Base payment is paid for covered days equal to or greater than the ALOS and less than or equal to the DRG Trim Point.

Per Diem Calculation:
  • Per Diem = DRG Base Payment ÷ DRG Average Length of Stay
Transfer Payment Logic:
  • IF Covered Days < DRG Average Length of Stay, THEN pay (Per Diem * Covered Days)
  • IF Covered Days >= DRG Average Length of Stay, THEN pay DRG Base Payment

Long-Term Acute Care and Rehabilitation Hospitals are excluded from the transfer payment logic.

When transfer services are billed, complete the following Form Locators for correct reimbursement calculation:

Form Locator 15, Source of Admission (04)
Form Locator 17, Patient Status (02, 05, 62, 63, 66, 69, 82, 85, 90, 91, or 94)

See the instructions for each Form Locator in this provider manual.

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"Lower of" Pricing

The Department has the obligation to pay "lower of" pricing based on providers' customary charges, also known as the providers' submitted charges, on the claim. Federal regulations require that payment for Inpatient Hospital Services not exceed providers' customary charges. See 42 CFR § 447.271. Likewise, Colorado's State Plan includes an attestation that the Department "meets the requirements of 42 CFR Part 447, Subpart C, and sections 1902(a)(13) and 1923 of the [Social Security] Act with respect to payment for Inpatient Hospital Services." See § 4.19(a) Payment for Services.

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"Present on Admission" Indicator on Hospital Claims

Inclusion of "present on admission" (POA) indicator responses are required for inpatient hospital claims submitted through the Web Portal. The Department's policy follows that of the Medicare program for hospitals paid through prospective payment.

The POA response is required for Principal Diagnosis and all Other Diagnoses. It is not required for the Admitting Diagnosis. The POA response is to be documented in the gray area to the right of Form Locator 67 (Principal Diagnosis) and 67A -67Q (Other Diagnoses). Allowed responses are limited to:

✓ Y = Yes – present at the time of inpatient admission
✓ N = No – not present at the time of inpatient admission
✓ U = Unknown – the documentation is insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission
✓ W = Clinically Undetermined – the provider is unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission or not
✓ "Blank" or "1" = Diagnosis is exempt for POA reporting or is not submitted ("blank" to be used on electronics submissions, "1" for paper submissions)

The POA indicator is used to identify claims with Health Care Acquired Conditions (HCAC) and Other Provider Preventable Conditions (OPPC). Specific codes associated with HCAC and OPPC are provided below. These are events which if occurred while in the hospital (POA = N or U) can complicate care and member outcomes. Because these events can be deemed preventable, CMS does not allow the Department to pay additional costs of a higher APR-DRG assignment arising from HCACs or must deny payment altogether for OPPCs.

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Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC)

Please go to the latest CMS Medicare Hospital Acquired Conditions List for the latest ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes.

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Other Provider Preventable Conditions (OPPC) – FY2013

Other Provider Preventable Conditions (OPPC)

  1. Surgery performed on the wrong body part
  2. Surgery performed on the wrong member
  3. Wrong surgical procedure performed on a member

Hospitals are required to submit claims when any of these HCAC or OPPC events occur in an inpatient hospital setting – and also when an OPPC event occurs in an outpatient healthcare setting. Members may not be billed or balance-billed for services related to these HCACs or OPPCs. The Department will collaborate with hospitals to assure appropriate reimbursement for cases in which a member receives subsequent care for an HCAC or OPPC in a hospital other than the original site in which the event occurred.

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Swing Bed Services

Hospitals certified to provide Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) services and/or Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) services to members in swing beds must furnish the services, supplies and equipment required for SNFs and ICFs within the approved per diem rate. Services must be certified as medically necessary.

Swing Bed services should be billed using a Swing Bed enrollment (Provider Type 20 Specialty Code 396). For details on billing and reimbursement for these services, please refer to the Nursing Facility Billing Manual.

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Outpatient and CC/CCEC

Outpatient Hospital Services means preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, or palliative services that are furnished to Outpatients; and are furnished by or under the direction of a physician or dentist.

Outpatient is defined by professional services at a hospital, which is not providing the member with room and board and professional services on a continuous 24-hour-a-day basis.

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Enhanced Ambulatory Patient Grouping System (EAPG)

The Department reimburses hospitals for institutional outpatient claims with all service dates on or after October 31, 2016, using the Enhanced Ambulatory Patient Grouping (EAPG) methodology. As such, periodic updates to cost-to-charge ratios are no longer required. Payment calculation is performed on the claim detail as the lower of redistributed charges or hospital-specific base rate multiplied by the detail's assigned EAPG's Adjusted Relative Weight.

The interChange system relies on the 3M EAPG Grouper module to price outpatient hospital claims. In its pricing calculations, billed amounts are determined as reimbursable or non-reimbursable based on if the revenue code is covered (see Appendix Q). Reimbursable billed amounts are aggregated by visit, then distributed to each line based on the proportion of that line's EAPG Adjusted Relative Weight to the sum of that line's visit's EAPG Adjusted Relative Weights. The redistributed billed amounts are utilized for the purpose of performing a "lower of" calculation, which will compare that line's redistributed billed amount to its EAPG Payment amount.

Outpatient hospital claims should be billed using Type of Bill 013X (Hospital Outpatient). The EAPG methodology relies on both revenue and CPT/HCPCS codes to price claim details. As such, CPT/HCPCS should be billed whenever possible as appropriate for the services delivered. Please note that this is an update from the requirements of the preceding outpatient hospital payment methodology which required claim details billed with certain revenue codes (036X (Operating Room Services), 045X (Emergency Room), etc.) to have their charges aggregated into a single line without a CPT/HCPCS code.

The Department is currently reimbursing using version 3.10 of EAPG methodology.

For further information on the Department's implementation of the EAPG methodology, including information on Colorado's EAPG Relative Weights and how to obtain the EAPG Definitions Manual from 3M, please visit the Outpatient Hospital Payment web page.

Prior to October 31, 2016, reimbursement for Outpatient Hospital Services was calculated by multiplying the submitted charges by the Medicare Part B cost to charge ratio of the submitting hospital and then by the Health First Colorado cost ratio (subject to change). Outpatient laboratory, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and hospital-based transportation claims were reimbursed based on the lower of submitted charges or Health First Colorado fee schedule.

In-State Billing Providers:

  • Reimbursement Amount = Line Item Submitted Charges * Hospital Cost to Charge Ratio * Health First Colorado Cost Ratio

Out-of-State Billing Providers:

  • Reimbursement Amount = Line Item Submitted Charges * Hospital Cost to Charge Ratio* Health First Colorado Cost Ratio

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Bundling

"Bundling" describes a single reimbursement package for related services. Health First Colorado reimbursement for inpatient hospital care includes associated outpatient, laboratory, and supply services provided in a 24-hour period immediately prior to the hospital admission, during the hospital stay and 24 hours immediately after discharge when billed by the same provider.

Prenatal services provided within 24 hours of an inpatient delivery; observation stays and same location emergency department visits within 24 hours of an inpatient admission are related and should be bundled.

Example: A member is seen in the emergency department on February 11, 2018. The member is admitted as an inpatient on February 12, 2018. The member is discharged on February 20, 2018.

From Date: February 11, 2018

Admit Date: February 12, 2018

Covered (Inpatient) Days: 8 days (February 12, 2018 - February 20, 2018)

Revenue line items and surgical procedure performed on an outpatient day should be reported (From Date), but should not be reported for the accommodation units and inpatient covered days.

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Recurring Visits and ED/Observation Billing for Outpatient Claims

Emergency Room visits should not be included on outpatient claims describing recurring visits (regularly scheduled visits for ongoing treatment, such as physical therapy or oncology treatment). Emergency Room visits should be billed separately for the EAPG grouper to calculate payment appropriately per claim and visit. These types of visits are identified by outpatient claims which are billed with Revenue Codes 045X (Emergency Services) or 076X (Specialty Services).

Recurring visits which may include Observation Services should have each visit billed on separate claims to avoid unintended bundling during payment calculation.

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EAPG Consolidation and Distinct Procedures

The EAPG reimbursement methodology is utilized to group payment for similar significant procedures when billed on an outpatient hospital claim, such that only the most resource-intensive significant procedure will be payable per visit, as determined by the EAPG algorithm. For payment to be calculated appropriately for separate and distinct significant procedures occurring during the same visit, claim details may be billed with modifier 59 to indicate that they are distinct procedural services. Effective for institutional outpatient claims with a first date of service on or after January 1, 2018, modifiers XE, XP, XS and XU may also be used to indicate distinct procedural services.

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Additional Medical Visits

Modifier 27 may be reported for multiple outpatient hospital evaluation and management encounters on the same date for an institutional outpatient claim. Line items billed in this way may be assigned ancillary EAPG 449 (Additional Undifferentiated Medical Visits/Services) and are only payable during visits where no significant procedure has taken place.

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Bilateral Procedures

Modifier 50 may be reported on institutional outpatient hospital claim details for bilateral procedures performed during the same operative session. Such procedures must be billed on a single claim detail for reimbursement to be calculated appropriately.

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340B Drug Billing

Drugs purchased through the 340B Drug Discount Program must be billed with the UD modifier, which will allow the drug to be priced appropriately by the EAPG software. Drugs purchased in this way must be billed at acquisition cost.

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Discarded Portion of Drug Modifier

Discarded portions of drugs provided during an outpatient hospital stay must be billed on a separate line with the JW modifier. These details are not considered payable on an outpatient hospital claim.

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Never Event Billing

Modifiers for never events PA (surgery, wrong body part), PB (surgery, wrong patient), and PC (wrong surgery on patient) must be reported when appropriate. These services are not considered payable on an outpatient hospital claim.

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Terminated Procedure Reporting

Terminated procedures must be reported with modifiers 52 (reduced services) or 73 (discontinued services prior to anesthesia administration). Reporting with the proper modifier will allow the procedure to be priced appropriately by the EAPG software.

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CPT/HCPC Multiple Units

Billed units should be summed into a single line for each CPT/HCPCs code and date of service. The only exceptions are for required modifiers (e.g. billing two lines for a drug, where the discarded portion of the drug must be billed on a separate line with the JW modifier).

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Outpatient Hospital Specialty Drug Carveout

Payments for certain specialty drugs are carved out of the EAPG methodology for outpatient hospital claims with the first date of service on or after August 11, 2018. The codes for these drugs and the effective dates for their carveout are listed in Appendix Z, located on the Billing Manuals web page under the Appendices drop-down. In order to reimburse these drugs, the outpatient claim containing these drugs must be billed with the invoice for these drugs.

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Outpatient Hospital Unbundled DME Billing

Since the implementation of EAPGs, the Department has carved out the payment for unbundled Durable Medical Equipment from its outpatient claims and requests that such line items are billed on the CMS-1500. Such line items are subject to the billing rules and payment methodology in place for DME Suppliers. Please see Appendix G for a listing of the CPT/HCPCS codes which are unbundled from the EAPG methodology.

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Span Billing

Span billing is allowed for outpatient hospital, rural health clinics and dialysis centers. Enter the beginning and ending dates of service in FL 6. FL 45 must be completed with the correct date of service using MMDDYY format for each line item submitted. Each date of service must be shown on a separate detail line with a revenue code, procedure code, unit(s) and charge.

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Split Bills

For any specified date or date span, billed services must appear on a single UB-04 claim. A paper claim cannot be submitted as a two or more part claim. Multiple page claim should be submitted through the portal or electronically.

Outpatient claims that span the end of one calendar year and the beginning of the following year should be split billed by year.

Providers reimbursed an encounter rate or per diem must split bill to accommodate the date of the rate change.

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Third Party Payment Pro-rate

When a provider receives a third party lump sum payment for multiple services billed to Health First Colorado on separate claim forms, i.e., hospital stay and transportation, the provider should pro-rate the third party payment to the multiple services/claims.

Each claim must include a copy of the insurance company's explanation of benefits (EOB) or check with a notation that the payment has been applied to multiple claims.

Example (for outpatient and transportation services)
Services incurred were:
Outpatient $ 800.00
Transportation $ 200.00
Total Billed to Third Party Payer $ 1000.00
Lump-sum payment received from Third Party Payer $ 700.00

To pro-rate third party payment for multiple Health First Colorado UB-04 claims, determine what percentage of the total charge is represented by each claim amount. Divide each individual claim charge by the total charge.

Outpatient Services $800.00 ÷ $1,000.00 = 80%
Transportation Services $200.00 ÷ $1,000.00 = 20%

To determine the correct third party payment amount to enter on each claim, multiply each percentage from the previous calculation times the total amount received from the third-party payer.

These amounts should be entered on the Third Party Payer line in FL 54 (Prior Payments).

 

80% x $700.00 = $560.00 on the Outpatient claim
20% x $700.00 = $140.00 on the Transportation claim

The amount for the Health First Colorado line in FL 55 (Estimated Amount Due) is the difference between the total claim charge and the third-party payer pro-rate amount.

Outpatient $800.00 - $560.00 = $ 240.00
Transportation $200.00 - $140.00 = $ 60.00

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Transportation

Effective October 31st, 2016, transportation services can no longer be billed on an institutional claim by the hospital. Hospitals providing transportation must also enroll as a transportation provider. Such services should be billed on a professional claim. See the EMT and NEMT Billing Manuals, available on the Billing Manuals page under "Transportation" in the CMS-1500 drop-down list, for details.

To provide Non-Emergent Medical Transportation (NEMT) and/or Emergency Medical Transportation (EMT) services, hospitals must complete enrollment to become a Health First Colorado transportation provider.

To access the application, please visit the Online Provider Enrollment (OPE) tool.

Contact Information

Contact NEMT@state.co.us for questions about transportation policy.

Contact the Providers Services Call Center for questions about enrollment or claims.

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Procedure/HCPCS Codes Overview

The codes used for submitting claims for services provided to Health First Colorado members represent services that are approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and services that may be provided by an enrolled Health First Colorado provider.

The Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) is divided into two principal subsystems, referred to as level I and level II of the HCPCS. Level I of the HCPCS is comprised of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), a numeric coding system maintained by the American Medical Association (AMA). The CPT is a uniform coding system consisting of descriptive terms and identifying codes that are used primarily to identify medical services and procedures furnished by physicians and other health care professionals. Level II of the HCPCS is a standardized coding system that is used primarily to identify products, supplies, and services not included in the CPT codes, such as ambulance services and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) when used outside a physician's office.

Level II codes are also referred to as alpha-numeric codes because they consist of a single alphabetical letter followed by 4 numeric digits, while CPT codes are identified using 5 numeric digits.

HIPAA requires providers to comply with the coding guidelines of the AMA CPT Procedure Codes and the International Classification of Disease, Clinical Modification Diagnosis Codes. If there is no time designated in the official descriptor, the code represents one unit or session.

The Department updates and revises HCPCS code listings through the billing manuals and bulletins. Providers should regularly consult the billing manuals and monthly bulletins in the Provider Services Billing Manuals and Bulletins sections of the Department's website.

To receive electronic provider bulletin notifications, an email address can be entered into the Web Portal in the Provider Data Maintenance area. Bulletins include updates on approved codes as well as the maximum allowable units billed per procedure.

All outpatient laboratory, occupational therapy, physical therapy, x-ray and hospital-based transportation claims must be billed using both HCPCS and revenue codes. Outpatient laboratory, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and hospital-based transportation claims are reimbursed based on the Health First Colorado fee schedule. Outpatient hospital radiology and diagnostic imaging claims are reimbursed based on the hospital cost to charge ratio. For complete policy and requirements for diagnostic imaging and radiology, please see the Outpatient Imaging and Radiology Billing Manual, available on the Billing Manuals page under the CMS-1500 drop-down list.

When submitting claims for transportation, outpatient laboratory, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and radiology to the Health First Colorado, observe the following guidelines:

  • Always use the most current CPT revision. Health First Colorado adds and deletes codes as they are published in annual revisions of the CPT.
  • Use CMS codes only when CPT codes are not available or are not as specific as the CMS codes.
  • Not all codes listed in the annual Health First Colorado HCPCS code publications are benefits of the Health First Colorado. Read the entire entry to determine the benefit status of the item.

The CPT can be purchased at local university bookstores and from the American Medical Association at the following address:

Book & Pamphlet Fulfillment: OP-341/9
American Medical Association
P.O. Box 10946
Chicago, Illinois 60610

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UB-04 Revenue Codes

The Health First Colorado Revenue Code Table located in Appendix Q, available on the Billing Manuals page under the Appendices drop-down, contains revenue codes for billing services to Health First Colorado. Not all of the revenue codes listed are Health First Colorado benefits. When non-benefit revenue codes are used, the claim must be completed according to the billing instructions for non-covered charges. Claims submitted with revenue codes that are not listed are denied.

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UB-04 Paper Claim Reference Table

The information in the following table provides instructions for completing form locators (FL) as they appear on the paper UB-04 claim form. Instructions for completing the UB-04 claim form are based on the current National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC) UB-04 Reference Manual. Unless otherwise noted, all data form locators on the UB-04 have the same attributes (specifications) for the Health First Colorado as those indicated in the NUBCUB-04 Reference Manual.

All code values listed in the NUBC UB-04 Reference Manual for each form locator may not be used for submitting paper claims to the Health First Colorado. The appropriate code values listed in this manual must be used when billing the Health First Colorado.

The UB-04 Certification document is located after the Sterilizations, Hysterectomies, and Abortions instructions and in the Provider Services Forms section of the Department's website. The UB-04 Certification document must be completed and attached to all claims submitted on the paper UB-04. Completed UB-04 paper Health First Colorado claims, including hardcopy Medicare claims, should be mailed to the correct fiscal agent address located in Appendix A of the Appendices in the Provider Services Billing Manuals section of the Department's website.

Each claim form has a set number of billing lines available for completion. Do not crowd more lines on the form. Billing lines in excess of the designated number are not processed or acknowledged. Claims with more than one page may be submitted through the Web Portal or batch. The following Paper Claim Reference Table lists the required, optional and/or conditional form locators for submitting the UB-04 paper claim form to Health First Colorado for Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Services.

 
Form Locator and Labels Completion Format Instructions
1. Billing Provider Name, Address, Telephone Number Text Inpatient/Outpatient - Required
Enter the provider or agency name and complete service location of the provider who is billing for the services:
  • Street
  • City
  • State
  • 9-digit Zip Code
Abbreviate the state using standard post office abbreviations. Enter the telephone number.
2. Pay-to Name, Address, City, State Text Inpatient/ Outpatient – Required if different from FL 1.
Enter the provider or agency name and complete mailing address of the provider who will receive payment for the services:
  • Street/Post Office box City
  • State Zip Code
  • Abbreviate the state using standard post office abbreviations. Enter the telephone number.
3a. Patient Control Number Up to 20 characters: Letters, numbers or hyphens Inpatient/Outpatient - Optional
Enter information that identifies the member or claim in the provider's billing system. Submitted information appears on the Remittance Advice (RA).
3b. Medical Record Number 17 digits Inpatient/Outpatient - Optional
Enter the number assigned to the member to assist in retrieval of medical records.
4. Type of Bill 3 digits Inpatient/ Outpatient - Required
Enter the three-digit number indicating the specific type of bill. The three-digit code requires one digit each in the following sequences (Type of facility, Bill classification, and Frequency):
Digit 1 Type of Facility
1 Hospital
2 Skilled Nursing
3 Home Health Services
4 Religious Non-Medical Health Care Institution
6 Intermediate Care
7 Clinic (Rural Health/FQHC/Dialysis Center)
8 Special Facility (Hospice, RTCs)
Digit 2 Bill Classification (Except clinics & special facilities):
1 Inpatient (Including Medicare Part A)
2 Inpatient (Medicare Part B only)
3 Outpatient
4 Other (for hospital referenced diagnostic services or home health not under a plan of treatment)
5 Intermediate Care Level I
6 Intermediate Care Level II
7 Sub-Acute Inpatient (Revenue Code 019X required with this bill type)
8 Swing Beds
9 Other
Digit 2 Bill Classification (Clinics Only):
1 Rural Health/FQHC
2 Hospital Based or Independent Renal Dialysis Center
3 Freestanding
4 Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF)
5 Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORFs)
6 Community Mental Health Center
Digit 2 Bill Classification (Special Facilities Only):
1 Hospice (Non-Hospital Based)
2 Hospice (Hospital Based)
3 Ambulatory Surgery Center
4 Freestanding Birthing Center
5 Critical Access Hospital
6 Residential Facility
Digit 3 Frequency:
0 Non-Payment/Zero Claim
1 Admit through discharge claim
2 Interim - First claim
3 Interim - Continuous claim
4 Interim - Last claim
7 Replacement of prior claim
8 Void of prior claim
5. Federal Tax Number None Submitted information is not entered into the claim processing system.
6. Statement covers period - From/Through From:6 digits MMDDYY
Through: 6 digits MMDDYY
Inpatient/ Outpatient - Required
Enter the From (beginning) date and Through (ending) date of service covered by this bill using MMDDYY format.
For Example: January 1, 2013 = 0101013
Inpatient
"From" date is the earliest date of service on the bill, or first date of an interim bill, claim.
"From" date can be the day prior to the date reported in FL 12 (Admission Date).
"Through" date is the actual discharge date, or final date of an interim bill.
If member is admitted and discharged the same date, that date must appear in both form locators. (Admission Date).
"Through" date is the actual discharge date, or final date of an interim bill.
If member is admitted and discharged the same date, that date must appear in both form locators.
Interim charges may be submitted for APR-DRG claims, but must meet specific billing requirements (see Interim Billing section)

Outpatient
This form locator must reflect the beginning and ending dates of service.
8a. Patient Identifier   Submitted information is not entered into the claim processing system.
8b. Patient Name Up to 25 characters; letters & spaces Inpatient/ Outpatient – Required
Enter the member's last name, first name and middle initial.
9a. Patient Address – Street Characters Letters & numbers Inpatient/ Outpatient - Required
Enter the member's street/post office box as determined at the time of admission.
9b. Patient Address – City Text Inpatient/ Outpatient – Required
Enter the member's city as determined at the time of admission
9c. Patient Address – State Text Inpatient/ Outpatient – Required
Enter the member's state as determined at the time of admission.
9d. Patient Address – ZIP Digits Inpatient/ Outpatient - Required
Enter the member's zip code as determined at the time of admission.
10. Birthdate 8 digits (MMDDYYYY) Inpatient/ Outpatient - Required
Enter the member's birthdate using two digits for the month, two digits for the date, and four digits for the year (MMDDYYYY format). Example: 01012010 for January 1, 2010.
11. Patient Sex 1 letter Inpatient/ Outpatient - Required
Enter an M (male) or F (female) to indicate the member's sex.
12. Admission Date 6 digits Inpatient - Required
Outpatient - Conditional
Inpatient
Enter the date member was admitted to the hospital. Use MMDDYY format for inpatient hospital claims.
Outpatient
Required for observation holding beds only
13. Admission Hour 6 digits Inpatient - Required
Outpatient - Conditional
Inpatient
Enter the hour the member was admitted for inpatient care.
Code Time
00 12:00-12:59 am
01 1:00-1:59 am
02 2:00-2:59 am
03 3:00-3:59 am
04 4:00-4:59 am
05 5:00-5:59 am
06 6:00-6:59 am
07 7:00-7:59 am
08 8:00-8:59 am
09 9:00-9:59 am
10 10:00-10:59 am
11 11:00-11:59 am
12 12:00-12:59 pm
13 1:00-1:59 pm
14 2:00-2:59 pm
15 3:00-3:59 pm
16 4:00-4:59 pm
17 5:00-5:59 pm
18 6:00-6:59 pm
19 7:00-7:59 pm
20 8:00-8:59 pm
21 9:00-9:59 pm
22 10:00-10:59 pm
23 11:00-11:59 pm
99 Unknown
Outpatient
Required for observation holding beds only
14. Admission Type 1 digit Inpatient/ Outpatient - Required
Enter the following to identify the admission priority:
1 – Emergency
Member requires immediate intervention as a result of severe, life threatening or potentially disabling conditions.
Deliveries should be reported as emergencies.
Exempts inpatient hospital & clinic claims from co- payment and PCP referral.
Exempts outpatient hospital claims from co-payment and PCP referral only if Revenue Code 0450 or 0459 is present.
If span billing, emergency services cannot be included in the span bill and must be billed separately from other outpatient services.
2 - Urgent
The member requires immediate attention for the care and treatment of a physical or mental disorder.
3 - Elective
The member's condition permits adequate time to schedule the availability of accommodations.
4 - Newborn
Required for inpatient and outpatient hospital. 5 - Trauma Center
Visit to a trauma center/hospital as licensed or designated by the state or local government authority authorized to do so, or as verified by the American College of Surgeons and involving trauma activation.
15. Source of Admission 1 digit Inpatient/ Outpatient - Required
Enter the appropriate code for co-payment exceptions on claims submitted for outpatient services. (To be used in conjunction with FL 14, Type of Admission).
1 Non-HC Facility Point of Origin
2 Clinic or Physician's Office referral
4 Transfer from a different hospital ✓
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility (SNF, ICF, ALF)
6 Transfer from another health care facility
8 Court/Law Enforcement
9 Information not available
E Transfer from Ambulatory Surgery Center
F Transfer from a Hospice Facility
Newborns
5 Baby born inside this hospital
6 Baby born outside this hospital
✓ Triggers Transfer Pricing (LTACs and Rehab Hospitals are exempt).
16. Discharge Hour 2 digits Inpatient – Required
Enter the hour the member was discharged from inpatient hospital care. Use the same coding used in FL 13 (Admission Hour.)
17. Patient Discharge Status 2 digits Inpatient/Outpatient -Required Inpatient/Outpatient
Enter member status as of discharge date.
01 Discharged to Home or Self Care
02 Discharged/transferred to another short-term hospital for Inpatient Care ✓
03 Discharged/transferred to a Skilled Nursing Facility
04 Discharged/transferred to an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF)
05 Discharged/transferred to a Designated Cancer Center or Children's Hospital ✓
06 Discharged/transferred to Home Under Care of an Organized Home Health Service Organization
07 Left Against Medical Advice or Discontinued Care
09 Admitted as an Inpatient to this Hospital
20 Expired
21 Discharged/transferred to Court/Law Enforcement
30 Still Patient
40 Expired at Home
41 Expired in a Medical Facility
42 Expired – Place Unknown
43 Discharged/transferred to a Federal Health Care Facility
50 Hospice – Home
51 Hospice – Medical Facility
61 Discharged/transferred to hospital-based Medicare approved swing bed
62 Discharged/transferred to an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility ✓
63 Discharged/transferred to a Medicare Certified Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) ✓
64 Discharged/Transferred to a Nursing Facility Certified under Medicaid but not Certified under Medicare
65 Discharge/Transferred to a Psychiatric Hospital or Psychiatric Distinct Part Unit of a Hospital (effective 1/1/14)
66 Transferred/Discharged to Critical Access Hospital CAH (effective 1/1/14) ✓
69 Discharged/transferred to a Designated Disaster Alternative Care Site ✓
70 Discharged/Transferred to Other HC Institution (effective 1/1/14)
81 Discharged/transferred to Home or Self Care with a Planned Acute Care Hospital Readmission
82 Discharged/transferred to a Short Term General Hospital for Inpatient Care with a Planned Acute Care Hospital Readmission✓
83 Discharged/transferred to a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) with a Planned Acute Care Hospital Readmission
84 Discharged/transferred to Facility that Provides Custodial or Supportive Care with a Planned Acute Care Hospital Readmission
85 Discharged/transferred to a Designated Cancer Center or Children's Hospital with a Planned Acute Care Hospital Readmission ✓
86 Discharged/transferred to Home Under Care of Organized Home Health Service Organization with a Planned Acute Care Hospital Readmission
87 Discharged/transferred to a Court/Law Enforcement with a Planned Acute Care Hospital Readmission
88 Discharged/transferred to a Federal Health care Facility with a Planned Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Readmission
89 Discharged/transferred to a Hospital-based Medicare Approved Swing Bed with a Planned Acute Care Hospital Readmission
90 Discharged/transferred to an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) including Rehabilitation Distinct Part Units of a Hospital with a Planned Acute Care Hospital Readmission ✓
91 Discharged/transferred to a Medicare Certified Long Term care Hospital (LTCH) with a Planned Acute care Hospital Inpatient Readmission ✓
92 Discharged/transferred to a Nursing Facility Certified Under Medicaid but not Certified Under Medicare with a Planned Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Readmission
93 Discharged/ transferred to a Nursing Facility Certified Under Medicaid but not Certified Under Medicare with a Planned Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Readmission
94 Discharged/transferred to a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) with a Planned Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Readmission ✓
95 Discharged/transferred to Another Type of Health Care Institution not Defined Elsewhere in this Code List with a Planned Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Readmission.
✓ Triggers Transfer Pricing (LTAC and Rehab Hospitals are exempt).
18-28. Codes and Conditions 2 digits Inpatient/Outpatient - Conditional Complete with as many codes necessary to identify conditions related to this bill that may affect payer processing.
Condition Codes
1 Military service related
2 Employment related
4 HMO enrollee
5 Lien has been filed
6 ESRD member - First 18 months entitlement
7 Treatment of non-terminal condition/hospice member
17 Member is homeless
25 Member is a non-US resident
39 Private room medically necessary
42 Outpatient Continued Care not related to Inpatient
44 Inpatient CHANGED TO Outpatient
51 Outpatient Non-diagnostic Service unrelated to Inpatient admit
60 -DRG (Day outlier)
Renal dialysis settings
71 Full care unit
72 Self care unit
73 Self-care training
74 Home care
75 Home care - 100 percent reimbursement
76 Back-up facility
Special Program Indicator Codes
A1 EPSDT/CHAP
A2 Physically Handicapped Children's Program
A4 Family Planning
A6 PPV/Medicare
A9 Second Opinion Surgery
AA Abortion Due to Rape
AB Abortion Done Due to Incest
AD Abortion Due to Life Endangerment
AI Sterilization
B3 Pregnancy Indicator
B4 Admission Unrelated to Discharge Inpatient/Outpatient - Conditional
Complete with as many codes necessary to identify conditions related to this bill that may affect payer processing.
PRO Approval Codes
C1 Approved as billed
C2 Automatic approval as billed - Based on focused review
C3 Partial approval
C4 Admission/Services denied
C5 Post payment review applicable
C6 Admission preauthorization
C7 Extended authorization
Claim Change Reason Codes
D3 Second/Subsequent interim PPS bill
29. Accident State 2 digits Inpatient/Outpatient – Optional
State's abbreviation where accident occurred
31 – 34. Occurrence Code/Date 2 digits & 6 digits Inpatient/Outpatient - Conditional
Complete both the code and date of occurrence.
Enter the appropriate code and the date on which it occurred. Enter the date using MMDDYY format.
Occurrence Codes:
1 Accident/Medical Coverage
2 Auto Accident - No Fault Liability
3 Accident/Tort Liability
4 Accident/Employment Related
5 Other Accident/No Medical Coverage or Liability Coverage
6 Crime Victim
20 Date Guarantee of Payment Began
24* Date Insurance Denied
25* Date Benefits Terminated by Primary Payer
26 Date Skilled Nursing Facility Bed Available
27 Date of Hospice Certification or Re- certification
40 Scheduled Date of Admission (RTD)
50 Medicare Pay Date
51 Medicare Denial Date
53 no longer used
55 Insurance Pay Date
A3 Benefits Exhausted - Indicate the last date of service that benefits are available and after which payment can be made by payer A indicated in FL 50
B3 Benefits Exhausted - Indicate the last date of service that benefits are available and after which payment can be made by payer B indicated in FL 50
C3 Benefits Exhausted - Indicate the last date of service that benefits are available and after which payment can be made by payer C indicated in FL 50
*Other Payer occurrence codes 24 and 25 must be used when applicable. The claim must be submitted with the third-party information
35-36. Occurrence Span Code From/ Through 2 digits
74 Non-Covered Level of Care/Leave of Absence Dates
38. Responsible Party Name/Address None Submitted information is not entered into the claim processing system
39 – 41. Value Codes and Amounts 2 digits and 9 digits Inpatient/Outpatient - Conditional Enter appropriate codes and related dollar amounts to identify monetary data or number of days using whole numbers, necessary for the processing of this claim. Never enter negative amounts. If a value code is entered, a dollar amount or numeric value related to the code must always be entered.
01 Most common semiprivate rate (Accommodation Rate)
06 Medicare blood deductible
14 No fault including auto/other
15 Worker's Compensation
30 Preadmission testing
31 Member Liability Amount
32 Multiple Member Ambulance Transport
37 Pints of Blood Furnished
38 Blood Deductible Pints
40 New Coverage Not Implemented by HMO
45 Accident Hour
Enter the hour when the accident occurred that necessitated medical treatment. Use the same coding used in FL 18 (Admission Hour).
49 Hematocrit Reading - EPO Related
58 Arterial Blood Gas (PO2/PA2)
68 EPO-Drug
80 Covered Days
81 Non-Covered Days ✓
Enter the deductible amount applied by indicated payer:
Deductible Payer A
B1 Deductible Payer B
C1 Deductible Payer C
Enter the amount applied to member's co-insurance by indicated payer:
A2 Coinsurance Payer A
B2 Coinsurance Payer B
C2 Coinsurance Payer C
Enter the amount paid by indicated payer:
A3 Estimated Responsibility Payer A
B3 Estimated Responsibility Payer B
C3 Estimated Responsibility Payer C
For Rancho Coma Score bill with appropriate diagnosis for head injury.
Medicare & TPL - See A1-A3, B1-B3, & C1-C3 above
✓ Triggers Cutback Pricing Payment Logic
42. Revenue Code 4 digits Inpatient/Outpatient - Required
Enter the revenue code which identifies the specific accommodation or ancillary service provided. List revenue codes in ascending order.

Psychiatric step down
Use the following revenue codes:
0114 Psychiatric Step Down 1
0124 Psychiatric Step Down 2

43. Revenue code Description Text Inpatient/Outpatient – Required
Enter the revenue code description or abbreviated description.
When reporting an NDC:
  • Enter the NDC qualifier of "N4" in the first two positions on the left side of the field.
  • Enter the 11-digit NDC numeric code
  • Enter the NDC unit of measure qualifier (examples include):
    • F2 – International Unit
    • GR – Gram
    • ML – Milliliter
    • UN – Units
  • Enter the NDC unit of measure quantity
Refer to the claim example included in this billing manual.
44. HCPCS/Rates/ HIPPS Rate Codes 5 digits Inpatient - Not required Outpatient - Conditional
Enter only the HCPCS code for each detail line. Use approved modifiers listed in this section for hospital-based transportation services.
Complete for laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and hospital-based transportation. When billing HCPCS codes, the appropriate revenue code must also be billed.
Services Requiring HCPCS:
  • Anatomical Laboratory: Bill with TC modifier
  • Hospital Based Transportation
  • Outpatient Laboratory: Use only HCPCS 80000s - 89000s.
  • Outpatient Radiology Services
Enter HCPCS and revenue codes for each radiology line. The only valid modifier for OP radiology is TC. Refer to the appropriate billing manual and/or annual HCPCS bulletin in the Provider Services Billing Manuals or Bulletins section of the Department's website.
With the exception of outpatient lab and hospital-based transportation, outpatient radiology services can be billed with other outpatient services.
HCPCS codes must be identified for the following revenue codes:
030X Laboratory
032X Radiology – Diagnostic
033X Radiology – Therapeutic
034X Nuclear Medicine
035X CT Scan
040X Other Imaging Services
042X Physical Therapy
043X Occupational Therapy
054X Ambulance
061X MRI and MRA
HCPCS codes cannot be repeated for the same date of service. Combine the units in FL 46 (Service Units) to report multiple services.

Inpatient - Not required Outpatient - Conditional
Enter only the HCPCS code for each detail line.
The following revenue codes always require a HCPCS code. Please reference the Provider Services Bulletins or Billing Manuals section of the Department's website for a list of physician-administered drugs that also require an NDC code.
When a HCPCS code is repeated more than once per day and billed on separate lines, use modifier 76 to indicate this is a repeat procedure and not a duplicate.
0252 Non-Generic Drugs
0253 Take Home Drugs
0255 Drugs Incident to Radiology
0257 Non-Prescription
0258 IV Solutions
0259 Other Pharmacy
0260 IV Therapy General Classification
0261 Infusion Pump
0262 IV Therapy/Pharmacy Services
0263 IV Therapy/Drug/Supply Delivery
0264 IV Therapy/Supplies
0269 Other IV Therapy
0631 Single Source Drug
0632 Multiple Source Drug
0633 Restrictive Prescription
0634 Erythropoietin (EPO) <10,000
0635 Erythropoietin (EPO) >10,000
0636 Drugs Requiring Detailed Coding
0637 Pharmacy – Self-Administer-able Drugs
45. Service Date 6 digits Inpatient – Leave blank Outpatient – Required
For span bills only
Enter the date of service using MMDDYY format for each detail line completed.
Each date of service must fall within the date span entered in the "Statement Covers Period" (FL 6).
Not required for single date of service claims.
46. Service Units 3 digits Inpatient/Outpatient - Required
Enter a unit value on each line completed. Use whole numbers only. Do not enter fractions or decimals and do not show a decimal point followed by a 0 to designate whole numbers (e.g., Do not enter 1.0 to signify one unit)
The grand total line (Line 23) does not require a unit value.
For span bills, the units of service reflect only those visits, miles or treatments provided on dates of service in FL 45.
47. Total Charges 9 digits Inpatient/Outpatient - Required
Enter the total charge for each line item. Calculate the total charge as the number of units multiplied by the unit charge. Do not subtract Medicare or third-party payments from line charge entries. Do not enter negative amounts. A grand total in line 23 is required for all charges.
48. Non-covered Charges 9 digits Inpatient/Outpatient - Conditional
Enter incurred charges that are not payable by the Health First Colorado.
Non-covered charges must be entered in both FL 47 (Total Charges) and FL 48 (Non-Covered Charges). Each column requires a grand total.
Non-covered charges cannot be billed for outpatient hospital laboratory or hospital-based transportation services.
50. Payer Name 1 letter and text Enter the payment source code followed by name of each payer organization from which the provider might expect payment.
At least one line must indicate Health First Colorado.
Source Payment Codes
B Workmen's Compensation C Medicare
D Health First Colorado E Other Federal Program F Insurance Company
G Blue Cross, including Federal Employee Program
H Medicare Part B/A Exhaust
I Other
Line A Primary Payer
Line B Secondary Payer
Line C Tertiary Payer
51. Health Plan ID 8 digits Inpatient/Outpatient - Required
Enter the provider's Health Plan ID for each payer name. Enter the eight-digit Health First Colorado
Program provider number assigned to the billing provider. Payment is made to the enrolled provider or agency that is assigned this number.
52. Release of Information   Submitted information is not entered into the claim processing system.
53. Assignment of Benefits   Submitted information is not entered into the claim processing system.
54. Prior Payments Up to 9 digits Inpatient/Outpatient – Conditional
Complete when there are Medicare or third-party payments.
Enter third party and/or Medicare payments.
55. Estimated Amount Due Up to 9 digits Inpatient/Outpatient – Conditional
Complete when there are Medicare or third-party payments.
Enter the net amount due from Health First Colorado after provider has received other third party, Medicare or member liability amount.
Medicare Crossovers
Enter the sum of the Medicare coinsurance plus Medicare deductible less third-party payments and member payments.
56. National Provider Identifier (NPI) 10 digits Inpatient/Outpatient – Required
Enter the billing provider's 10-digit National Provider Identifier(NPI).
57. Other Provider ID   Submitted information is not entered into the claim processing system.
58. Insured's Name Up to 30 characters Inpatient/Outpatient - Required
Enter the member's name on the Health First Colorado line.
Other Insurance/Medicare
Complete additional lines when there is third party coverage. Enter the policyholder's last name, first name, and middle initial.
60. Insured's Unique ID Up to 20 characters Inpatient/Outpatient - Required
Enter the insured's unique identification number assigned by the payer organization exactly as it appears on the health insurance card. Include letter prefixes or suffixes shown on the card.
61. Insurance Group Name 14 letters Inpatient/Outpatient – Conditional
Complete when there is third party coverage. Enter the name of the group or plan providing the insurance to the insured exactly as it appears on the health insurance card.
62. Insurance Group Number 17 digits Inpatient/Outpatient – Conditional
Complete when there is third party coverage.
Enter the identification number, control number, or code assigned by the carrier or fund administrator identifying the group under which the individual is carried.
63. Treatment Authorization Code Up to 18 characters Inpatient/Outpatient – Conditional Complete when the service requires a PAR.
Enter the authorization number in this FL if a PAR is required and has been approved for services.
64. Document Control Number   Conditional
65. Employer Name Text Inpatient/Outpatient – Conditional
Complete when there is third party coverage.
Enter the name of the employer that provides health care coverage for the individual identified in FL 58 (Insured Name).
66. Diagnosis Version Qualifier   Submitted information is not entered into the claim processing system.
Enter applicable ICD indicator to identify which version of ICD codes is being reported.
0   ICD-10-CM (DOS 10/1/15 and after)
9   ICD-10-CM (DOS 9/30/15 and before)
Outpatient Hospital Laboratory
May use diagnosis code Z04.9.
Hospital Based Transportation
May use diagnosis code R68.89
67. Principal Diagnosis Code Up to 6 digits Inpatient/Outpatient – Required
Enter the exact diagnosis code describing the principal diagnosis that exists at the time of admission or develops subsequently and affects the length of stay. Do not add extra zeros to the diagnosis code.
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is required for inpatient claims. Document the POA in the gray area to the right side of the principal diagnosis code.
Allowed responses are limited to:
Y = Yes – present at the time of inpatient admission
N = No – not present at the time of inpatient admission
U = Unknown – the documentation is insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission
W = Clinically Undetermined – the provider is unable to clinically determined whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission or not
"1" on UB-04 ("Blank" on the 837I) = Unreported/Not used – diagnosis is exempt from POA reporting
67A. – 67Q. – Other Diagnosis Up to 6 digits Inpatient/Outpatient – Conditional
Enter the exact diagnosis code corresponding to additional conditions that co-exist at the time of admission or develop subsequently and which effect the treatment received or the length of stay. Do not add extra zeros to the diagnosis code.
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is required for inpatient claims. Document the POA in the gray area to the right side of the "other" diagnosis code(s).
Allowed responses are limited to:
Y = Yes – present at the time of inpatient admission
N = No – not present at the time of inpatient admission
U = Unknown – the documentation is insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission
W = Clinically Undetermined – the provider is unable to clinically determined whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission or not
"1" on UB-04 ("Blank" on the 837I) = Unreported/Not used – diagnosis is exempt from POA reporting
69. Admitting Diagnosis Code Up to 6 digits Inpatient – Required Outpatient - Optional
Enter the diagnosis code as stated by the physician at the time of admission.
70. Patient Reason Diagnosis Up to 6 digits Submitted information is not entered into the claim processing system.
Outpatient – Required for all unscheduled outpatient visits. Enter the ICD-CM diagnosis codes describing the member's reason for visit at the time of outpatient registration.
71. PPS Code   Submitted information is not entered into the claim processing system.
72. External Cause of Injury code (E-Code) Up to 6 digits Inpatient/Outpatient – Optional
Enter the diagnosis code for the external cause of an injury, poisoning, or adverse effect. This code must begin with an "E".
74. Principal Procedure Code/Date Up to 7 characters or up to 6 digits Inpatient/Outpatient - Conditional
Enter the procedure code for the principal procedure performed during this billing period and the date on which procedure was performed. Enter the date using MMDDYY format.
Apply the following criteria to determine the principle procedure:
  • The principal procedure is not performed for diagnostic or exploratory purposes. This code is related to definitive treatment.
  • The principal procedure is most related to the primary diagnosis.
75. Unlabeled Field N/A N/A
76. Attending NPI – Required





Attending Last/First Name
NPI – 10 digits






Text
Health First Colorado ID Required
NPI - Enter the 10-digit NPI number assigned to the physician having primary responsibility for the member's medical care and treatment. This number is obtained from the physician and cannot be a clinic or group number.
(If the attending physician is not enrolled in the Health First Colorado or if the member leaves the ER before being seen by a physician, the hospital may enter their individual numbers.)
Hospitals may enter the member's regular physician's 10- digit NPI in the Attending Physician ID form locator if the locum tenens physician is not enrolled in the Health First Colorado.
QUAL – Enter "1D" for Medicaid
Enter the attending physician's last and first name.
This form locator must be completed for all services.
77. Operating NPI   Submitted information is not entered into the claim processing system.
78 – 79. Other ID





NPI – Conditional
NPI – 10 digits Conditional –
Complete when attending physician is not the PCP or to identify additional physicians.
Ordering, Prescribing, or Referring NPI - when applicable
NPI - Enter up to two 10-digit NPI numbers, when applicable. This form locator identifies physicians other than the attending physician. If the attending physician is not the PCP or if a clinic is a PCP agent, enter the PCP NPI number as the referring physician. The name of the Health First Colorado member's PCP appears on the eligibility verification. Review either for eligibility and PCP. The Health First Colorado does not require that the PCP number appear more than once on each claim submitted.
The attending physician's last and first name are optional.
80. Remarks Text Enter specific additional information necessary to process the claim or fulfill reporting requirements.
81. Code – QUAL/CODE/VALUE (a-d)   Submitted information is not entered into the claim processing system.

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Timely Filing

For more information on timely filing policy, including the resubmission rules for denied claims, please see the General Provider Information manual available on the Billing Manuals web page under the General Provider Information drop-down menu.

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Sterilization, Hysterectomies, and Abortions

For more information on Sterilization, Hysterectomies, and Abortions, please see the Obstetrical Care Billing Manual on the Billing Manuals web page under CMS 1500 drop-down menu.

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Institutional Provider Certification

 

The Institutional Provider Certification form is available on the Provider Forms web page under the Claim Forms and Attachments drop-down menu.

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Inpatient Hospital Claim Example

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Inpatient for Combined Stay Under 48-Hour Readmission Policy Claim Example

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Outpatient Hospital Claim Example

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Outpatient Hospital Lab and X-Ray Claim Example

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Outpatient Hospital Crossover Claim Example

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Inpatient Hospital Part A Claim Example

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Outpatient Hospital with NDC Claim Example

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State Mental Hospital Claim Example

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Inpatient/Outpatient Revision Log

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Revision Date Section/Action Made by
12/01/2016 Manual revised for interChange implementation. For manual revisions prior to 12/01/2016, please refer to Archive. HPE (now DXC)
12/27/2016 Updates based on Colorado iC Stage II Provider Billing Manual Comment Log v0_2.xlsx. HPE (now DXC)
1/10/2017 Updates based on Colorado iC Stage II Provider Billing Manual Comment Log v0_3.xlsx. HPE (now DXC)
1/19/2017 Updates based on Colorado iC Stage II Provider Billing Manual Comment Log v0_4.xlsx. HPE (now DXC)
1/26/2017 Updates based on Department 1/20/2017 approval email HPE (now DXC)
3/13/2017 Updated the Type of Bill section in the Paper Claims Table to reflect the NUBC manual RC
5/26/2017 Updates based on Fiscal Agent name change from HPE to DXC DXC
4/5/2018 Updated Inpatient Part B section AL
6/25/2018 Updated billing and timely to point to general manual HCPF
6/28/2018 Minor Grammatical Updates HCPF
7/9/2018 Reduced space on ToC, Removed superscripted "st" from 1 HCPF
4/29/2019 Revision of Manual HCPF
6/26/2019 Reformatted manual to correct page number issue HCPF
8/26/2019 Corrected typo on professional fees HCPF
9/18/2019 Added specialty drug carveout section HCPF
10/31/2019 Added Source Payment Code H HCPF
12/02/2019 Converted to web page HCPF
01/07/2020 Updated interim information DXC
1/28/2020 Updated Multiple Sections HCPF
4/23/2020 Added Split-Bill Instructions for Long Term Acute Care, Rehabilitation and Spine/Brain Injury Treatment Specialty Hospital HCPF
7/2/2020 Updated maternity/newborn section HCPF

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