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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Section 6: Claims Filing : 6.2 TMHP Electronic Claims Submission : 6.2.1 Benefit and Taxonomy Codes

Providers must submit the Benefit Code field (when applicable), Address field, and Taxonomy Code Field and all other required fields. These fields must be completed before submitting electronic claims.
Taxonomy codes do not affect pricing or the level of pricing, but rather are used to crosswalk the NPI to a TPI. It is critical that the taxonomy code selected as the primary or secondary taxonomy code during a providers enrollment with TMHP is included on all electronic transactions.
Billing providers that are not associated with a group are required to submit a taxonomy code on all electronic claims. Claims submitted without a taxonomy code may be rejected.
Medicare does not require a taxonomy code for Part B claims. Therefore, some claims submitted to TMHP from Medicare for payment of deductible or coinsurance may not include the taxonomy code needed for accurate processing by TMHP.

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