February 1, 2013
Lab Denials Providers who perform lab services in their office may have experienced some lab denials in error. The denial reason on the Remittance Advice (RA) will appear as:
CARC Code 170 – Payment is denied when performed/billed by this type of provider.
This issue has been resolved and no provider action is needed. You will see adjustments on your RAs beginning on 01/21/13.