Healthcode submission errors

When checking or sending invoices to Healthcode, you might on occasion come across an error that prevents the invoice from being sent.  This article is designed to help you decode these messages and guide you on how to resolve the problem so the invoice can be successfully submitted.  

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If you do come across any errors when submitting Healthcode invoices, please don't hesitate to get in touch!  While some are easy to identify, some need to be escalated and we're always happy to help you to decode what you see on screen.  

If you do need a hand, it would be really helpful if you could send a little bit of information over when you get in touch, to help us get you sorted.  We'd need to know:

  • Which insurer you’re invoicing to
  • The patients WUID number - What is WUID?
  • The invoice number of the invoice you’re submitting
  • Details about the error message you're seeing. Screenshots are particularly useful here!
  • And, if we have your permission to enter your site to take a look at your settings and the invoice

From here we’ll be able to work together, in contact with Healthcode if necessary, to successfully submit your invoice. 

Errors relating to Provider number

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This group of error messages indicates that your insurance provider number hasn't been "mapped" correctly as part of the setup process at Healthcode.  

It's usually pretty easily fixed by contacting Healthcode and asking them to map your provider number to the insurer in question, which we can do on your behalf.  Just drop us an email and let us know which insurer you’re invoicing to and details of the error message you're seeing.

We'll then contact Healthcode to resolve the issue and let you know once you're good to go.  

Errors relating to Insurer

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If you see this error, you might have used the wrong 3 letter insurer identifier code.  You'll be able to see the code you've entered for the insurer here:

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In the above example, the identifier code should be ppp and can easily be changed just by typing into the field.  You can find a list of the most common identifier codes here

Errors relating to ISC codes

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When checking or sending an invoice to Healthcode, you might see this error if there is a problem with the ISC code used against an item on a invoice.

You’ll be able to see the codes linked to each item on the Healthcode link screen, so if you've used the wrong code here for the insurer you're invoicing, you can easily change it using the dropdown list. 

If you're using the right ISC code for the treatment type, it might be that the ISC code you’ve used isn’t valid for the insurer, or that you aren’t associated with it for that insurer.  

You might need to contact the insurer in question to check that you are using the correct ISC code for the treatment you're invoicing, and either ask them to add the ISC code to their valid list with Healthcode or to confirm which ISC codes are already valid for submission.  

Again if you need a hand though, just get in touch and we can help you get to the bottom of it.

Errors relating to Procedure codes

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This error tells you that there is an issue with the CCSD procedure code entered alongside the ISC code on the invoice.  You might have:

  • not have entered a procedure code where one is required 
  • entered an incorrect code
  • entered a code not valid for the insurer in question 

If you aren't sure which procedure code to use, this should be confirmed with the insurance company you're trying to invoice.  

Errors relating to date of service

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This error is related to the date of service, pulled through from the invoice in WriteUpp, and tells you that you’ve submitted an invoice for a treatment in the future which isn't permitted.  

An easy fix on this one though, you just need to wait until that date is past then resend the invoice!  

Errors relating to 'Setting'

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This error is associated with invoices submitted to Healix, who ask for additional information on the treatment location to be provided.

You'll need to head to Settings -> Third Parties and edit the Healix 3rd party you have set up:

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Here, you’ll need to tick the This insurer requires information about location box:

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This will then prompt the appearance of an additional set of fields when you submit an invoice to Healix:

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Which will need completed before the invoice can be submitted.  

You’ll need to enter a setting, which must be daycase or outpatient, and also the treating hospital or treatment site and an admission date for a daycase.    

The information required in the treating hospital field is not the hospital name, it is an 8 digit identifier number associated with the hospital or site.  This is information that Healthcode can provide you with, unfortunately we don’t have access to the list here at WriteUpp.   

 

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