Claim Rejection Notifications

What rejections are from your 277CA?

Review the various errors below to understand how to correct and resubmit.

When viewing your 277CA, all CareSource rejections will have a Claim Status Category Code of A7. The second code is the Claim Status Code. This is the Error Number from the list below. You can find this after the A7 in the STC segment of your 277CA.

Claim Rejection

Error Number: 506
Error Name: ODM_Miss_Dir_Clms
Error Description: Claim is rejected because it should have been submitted to Ohio Medicaid
How to Fix: Ohio Medicaid claims with dates of service on or after 02/01/2023 must be submitted directly to Ohio Medicaid with payer ID 0003150, not to 31114.
NOTE: Claims must be submitted with Medicaid ID and not the CareSource Member ID.

Error Number: 21
Error Description: Invalid birth weight
How to Fix: Enter a numeric birth weight.

Error Number: 21
Error Description: Newborn Delivery Claims without gestation age
How to Fix: On professional claims, the CPT procedure codes must be tied to the appropriate ICD-10 diagnosis codes. Diagnosis code validation edits on professional claims are based on detail-level diagnosis pointers, and the 5010 X12 837P standard only allows up to four diagnoses to be pointed per detail. If the weeks of gestation code is missing or not pointed to on one of the four diagnosis pointer fields in the delivery detail of the claim, the delivery detail will be denied.

Error Number: 30
Error Description: Member mismatch
How to Fix:  Either the member had the wrong sex identified on the claim submission, or the member’s address on the claim does not match the member’s address in our system. Correct the data and send a new claim.

Error Number: 33
Error Description: Member not found for submitted member ID, HIX Member Mismatch, or Claim received for group not valid to process claims
How to Fix: The system will check the member ID, sex, DOB, and first 4 characters of the last name to attempt to identify the correct member. Contact Provider Services at 1-800-488-0134 to resolve this issue

Error Number: 128
Error Description: Submitted Provider Tax ID not in Facets
How to Fix: The provider is not set up with CareSource to send electronic claims. The provider needs to submit a W-9 form to CareSource prior to sending electronic claims. Please contact Provider Services at 1-800-488-0134 or visit for instructions.

Error Number: 132
Error Description: Missing/Invalid Medicaid ID for Atypical Provider
How to Fix: Ensure correct Medicaid ID is provided.

Error Number: 187
Error Description: Date of Service (DOS) after received date
How to Fix: DOS must be prior to Received Date.

Error Number: 255
Error Description: Rejection for Newborn Delivery Claims without gestation age
How to Fix: Include Newborn Gestation age.

Error Number: 453
Error Description: Procedure code/mod combo not valid
How to Fix: Resubmit with a valid Procedure Code and/or Modifier.

Error Number: 488
Error Description: Invalid Diagnosis code
How to Fix: Enter valid Diagnosis Code(s) for services rendered.

Error Number: 508
Error Description: ICD-09 Code Found After ICD-10 Implementation Date
How to Fix: Remit current ICD-10 code.

Error Number: 538
Error Description: Corrected claim, with no original claim ID
How to Fix: If you are sending a corrected claim with frequency of 7, you must include the last adjudicated Claim ID in the REF*F8 segment.
If the last adjudicated claim ID is unknown, contact Provider Services at 1-800-488-0134.

Error Number: 677
Error Description: Rendering National Provider Identifier (NPI) not affiliated to the billing agencies
How to Fix: Rendering provider on the claim was not actively affiliated with the billing group on the Provider Maintenance Form (PMF) during the DOS. The provider’s affiliation status will need to be reviewed with ODM, and once updated on the PMF, the claim can be resubmitted.

Claims submitted with a DOS of March 25, 2021 going forward will deny/reject if the rendering provider was not actively affiliated with the billing group on the PMF during the DOS.
You can validate your information in the MITS system and if there are any additional questions, you can contact ODM at 1-800-686-1516.

Error Number: 700
Error Description: Claim is being rejected because it had an ICD-10 CPT code before ICD-10 was implemented in 2015. Majority of the time, the date is a typo or the code is not a valid ICD-10 code.
How to Fix: Correct DOS with date after ICD-10 was available.

Error Number: 766
Error Description: Services were performed during a Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) premium payment grace period.

Error Number: 773
Error Description: Claim is rejected for service line date spans more than a calendar year
How to Fix: Make sure all service lines are in the same calendar year.

Error Number: 116
LOB: Ohio Medicaid
Error Description: Claim Submitted to Incorrect Payer
How to Fix: Effective 2/1/2020, Ohio Medicaid vision claims should be submitted to our vision care partner, Superior Vision (Versant Health). If you have any questions regarding this program, or participation in the Superior Vision network, please call Superior Vision’s Network Development department at 844-353-2900, option 2; or visit the Superior Vision web site at

CareSource will continue to administer medical optometry. All medical services that fall within the optometrist scope of practice will be reimbursed at 100% of the Ohio Medicaid rate. In order to continue seeing CareSource Medicaid members for routine vision care, providers must participate with Superior Vision.
NOTE: A Medicaid number is required to participate with this plan. You will also need to provide a CAQH identification number to begin the credentialing process.

Error Number: 585
LOB: Ohio Rise
Error Description: Claim is rejected because it should have been submitted to Aetna
Claim is rejected because OhioRise Psychiatric Hospital Claims should be sent to Aetna
Claim is rejected because billing provider is type 84 or 95 on the Ohio PMF
Claim is rejected because of Invalid Specialty Combination POS and should have submitted to Aetna
How to Fix: As of July 1, 2022, all OH Rise claims must be submitted directly to Aetna.

Error Number: 562
LOB: Ohio Medicaid
Error Description: Claim is rejected because either Provider NPI is inactive due to CAF or indictment.
How to Fix: Providers who are not actively enrolled with ODM due to termination for a “for cause” reason should contact ODM to seek guidance on re-enrollment. Providers can visit the following website to obtain information on enrolling as an Ohio Medicaid provider and to check their current enrollment status:

They can also contact ODM at 1-800-686-1516. Please note that effective 1/1/2019, Managed Care Plans (MCOs) will not be able to pay Medicaid or MyCare provider claims if the provider does not have an active Medicaid ID number. 

See the CareSource network notification, Requirement of Medicaid Number, for additional information about this upcoming requirement.

Error Number: 562
LOB: Ohio Medicaid
Error Description: No Rendering NPI for behavioral health (BH) Claims or NPI missing for referring provider
How to Fix: If you are a provider who is not currently enrolled and wish to enroll to provide any services under the Next Generation of Ohio Medicaid, please visit the following link to the Ohio Medicaid online application by July 31:

Send questions to:
Ohio Medicaid Next Generation Program:
PNM Module: (for questions regarding our upcoming PNM Module)
Centralized Credentialing: (for questions regarding our upcoming centralized credentialing program)
Provider Services: 1-800-488-0134