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Patient DOB in the future

Rejection Message Rejection Details Resolution

Patient DOB in the future






Kareo Validation Error

This rejection indicates that the date of birth for the patient is invalid since it is a future date.

Claims billed for a patient with a date of birth in the future will reject at the clearinghouse; therefore Kareo has held the claim until the error has been corrected. You must correct the error and resubmit the claims in order for them to be delivered to the payer.

Note: Since claims rejected within Kareo are not forwarded to the clearinghouse you will be unable to generate timely filing for that submission until validation errors have been corrected and the claim resubmitted.



Follow the instructions below to edit the date of birth for the patient:

  1. Click Encounters > Track Claim Status.
  2. Look for and double-click on the encounter that needs correcting.
  3. Double-click on the patient name.
  4. Verify the patient’s date of birth is valid in the Date of Birth field.
  5. Click Save all the way out.

Then, rebill and resubmit all affected claims.