Medicare and DVA Error Messages

When using Medicare and DVA Online Claiming, you might have claims rejected and receive error messages. If this is the case, you will find a message in the invoice history suggesting to look at the error message.

Below is a list of the most common error message and how you can rectify the error to successfully claim when resubmitting the invoice. 

There are 2 ways to find the error message:

 From the invoice

1. Click on Online Claims at the bottom of the invoice.

2. Click on Claims tab.

From the Report

1. Go to the Reports section.

2. Click Online Claiming under Administration (If Online Claiming isn't in the list, click Medicare).

3. Click Generate Report.

Error Messages

Provider Number should be 8 characters long: The provider number of the staff member is wrong.

  • Change the provider number on the invoice - Select item >  Change Provider > Change Provider number > Click save. Resubmit Claim (Reset).

Must have no more than 5 characters: This refers to the item service code of the Services, it needs to be the code only with nothing else (e.g. PH10, not DVA - PH20)

  • Change the item number on the invoice - Click on item > Click Edit Service Code > Click Save.
  • Change item code for the Service for future invoices - Practice > Setup > Services > Click on Service > Change item Code > Click Save.

 (Referring Provider No.) The provider number failed validation checks (the provider number is incorrect): The provider number of the referring Doctor is not valid.

  • The wrong referrer might have been chosen while submitting the invoice - Check the Referer number in the Claim tab, if this is the case, select the appropriate referer when resubmitting the invoice.
  • The Doctor provider number in the Contacts section might be wrong - update it in Contacts > Select Doctor > Change provider number > Click Save.

Cannot register Location based on transaction type: Different issues can cause this error but usually it relates to the wrong provider number used for the claim or the invoice.

  • If the provider number selected when generating the invoice is wrong - Change the provider number for the item (Select Item > Click Change provider > Select appropriate provider number > click Save).
  • If the provider number was wrong when submitting the invoice, select the appropriate provider number to resubmit the invoice.

Must be after Patient's Date of Birth and be before today and be before []: It relates to the different dates used to process the claim:

  • The Client Date of birth of the Client might be wrong or missing in the Client Profile - If it is the case, update Client DOB in Client Details.
  • The invoice date might be before the date the item was invoiced. If so, change the date of the invoice to be the same or later than the most recent item invoiced - Click on the invoice date > Change Date > Click Save.
  • Some item date or the invoice date is in the future, correct the appropriate date - Select item > Click Edit Date > Change Date > Click Save.

An identical claim has already been submitted: The same invoice is already pending or an invoice with the same item date has already been submitted.

  • Reset the pending claim instead of filing a new claim (can be reset once the claim has been submitted for 72 hours without receiving an update).

If you require further guidance on how to reset a claim click here.

If you come across other error message and you are not sure how to deal with it, please create a ticket so we can assist and add this error message to the list.

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  • 13-Jun-2019