Handling Error 8018 - Date of Birth doesn't match Medicare Records

Handling Error 8018 - Date of Birth doesn't match Medicare Records

If a Medicare verification returns an error code 8018 it means that the patient's date of birth entered doesn't match Medicare records. You will not be able to submit a claim for this patient until it is resolved.
  1. Check you've correctly entered the DoB and re-verify
  2. Check with the patient, and correct the entry
  3. If the patient confirms the DoB is correct then Medicare has a different date recorded. In this case the patient must contact Medicare to correct it
Once this is resolved you will be able to submit claims for this patient.

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