Claim Payment Disputes

If you believe the claim was processed incorrectly due to incomplete, incorrect or unclear information on the claim, you should submit a corrected claim. You do not need to file a dispute or appeal.

Process for Claim Payment Disputes:

Medicare providers who are in CareSource’s network and are participating for CareSource members must use the dispute process for any claim denials. Appeal rights do not exist for participating Medicare providers.

If you believe your claim was denied incorrectly or underpaid, you can submit a claim dispute.

Claim payment disputes must be submitted in writing. The dispute must be submitted within ninety (90) calendar days of the date of denial or date of payment.

At a minimum, the dispute must include:

  • Sufficient information to identify the claim(s) in dispute
  • A statement of why you believe a claim adjustment is needed
  • Pertinent documentation to support the adjustment

Incomplete requests will be returned with no action taken. Payments disputes can be submitted to CareSource through the following methods:

CareSource will render a decision within thirty (30) calendar days of receipt. If the decision is to uphold the original claim adjudication, providers may appeal. Appeals must be submitted within 120 days of the date of the denial.