Updated Claims Information for Freestanding Substance Use Disorder Facilities

Posted on 2019-07-16
Updated on 2019-07-23 11:26:37

Freestanding inpatient substance use disorder facilities should now use *bill type 86X to submit claims for inpatient services.

This change applies to all claims submitted to CareFirst for inpatient detoxification, inpatient rehabilitation and residential treatment services.  Please immediately notify your internal billing department responsible for CareFirst claims submissions. Claims that are not submitted with bill type 86X will be rejected and must be resubmitted with bill type 86X.

*The June edition of BlueLink incorrectly instructed providers to use bill type 89X. BlueLink has been updated and can be found at carefirst.com/bluelink.