February 5, 2013
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.