The 2013 American Medical Association National Health Insurer Report Card states that the top five reasons for denials can be attributed to:

  • Missing information – Demographic and technical errors, wrong plan code, or no Social Security number. These fields are often the easiest to complete, but frequently get missed. One of the simplest ways to avoid denials is to double check that every required field is filled in. An egregious omission on a claim form can trigger a denial.

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