Skip to main content

 

Kareo Help Center

Insurance Type Code is required for non-Primary Medicare payer. Element SBR05 is missing. It is required when SBR01 is not 'P' and payer is Medicare

Rejection Message Rejection Details Resolution

Insurance Type Code is required for non-Primary
Medicare payer. Element SBR05 is missing.

It is required when SBR01 is not 'P' and payer is Medicare.

This rejection occurs when Medicare is used as a secondary insurance and the Insurance Type field has been left blank.

The Insurance Type indicates why the insured has Medicare as a secondary payer and is required when submitting secondary claims to Medicare.

Follow the instructions below to enter the insurance type code:

  1. Click Encounters > Track Claim Status.
  2. Look for and double-click on the encounter that needs correcting.
  3. Double-click on the Case.
  4. Double-click on the Medicare policy listed as secondary.
  5. Select the correct Insurance Type from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Save all the way out (multiple saves may be required).

Then, rebill and resubmit all affected claims.