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Type of Bill 033X to be Discontinued in October

August 19, 2013

Effective for home health episodes beginning on or after Oct. 1, 2013, we will no longer accept institutional claims submitted with Type of Bill (TOB) 033X. Providers should begin using 032X TOB, which has been redefined to mean "Home Health Services under a Plan of Treatment."

The change, effective for all BlueCross and BlueChoice® HealthPlan claims, is in compliance with National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC) guidelines. The NUBC maintains the TOB code set that health care organizations use on institutional claims.

The NUBC simplified the TOB codes by using a single code for all home health services provided under a home health plan of care.

If you have questions, please contact Provider Education at provider.education@bcbssc.com or 803-264-4730.

 BlueChoice HealthPlan is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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