In November 2022, we shared information about updates to claim status inquiries denial descriptions. You should now see these expanded descriptions on your explanation of payment remittance advice. These simplified descriptions should make it easier to understand why your claim denied and how to update your claim with the information needed for processing.


We’re phasing in clear, concise, and simplified denial descriptions that explain in greater detail why the claim or claim line has denied and what to do next. We’ve even included details about how to provide us with information digitally, to move the claim further along in the claims process.


Continuing to improve

The new denial descriptions will be phased in over the next few months. We’re starting with those claims or claim lines that have caused the most confusion based on your feedback. If new denial reasons are added, those descriptions will be expanded, as well.


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January 2023 Anthem Provider News - Missouri