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Reason Code Search and Resolution

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This Reason Code Search and Resolution tool has been designed to aid Medicare providers in reviewing reason codes and how to resolve the edit or use them for determining if other action is needed. You may search this database by reason code or keyword. All records matching your search criteria will be returned for your review. If you are aware of a reason code not listed or a description and/or a resolution is not clear, please send your suggestion for reason code addition or update to

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Reason Code 38119


Inpatient Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and non-Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospital bills must be processed in the same sequence in which the services were furnished. The claim immediately preceding the dates of service on this claim has not yet processed.


  • Verify the information submitted on the claim.
  • If errors are identified, correct and F9/ resubmit the claim.
  • If the information submitted on the claim is correct, submit the prior month's bill.
  • After the prior month's bill processes, F9/ resubmit the subsequent claim.


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