Humana has recently sent out audits to pharmacies with a subject line stating Review of claim(s) billed after member’s deceased date. This review is taking place, sometimes more than a year after the date of service, because some Medicare Part D claims were paid after a beneficiary passed away. Why would Humana wait so long to review these claims, and why did they not stop them at point of sale? Unfortunately, there is usually significant lag time from when a patient passes away to when this information is reported to the Social Security Administration, and then to CMS and Plan Sponsors.
There are some things you can do to help avoid these situations to begin with. PAAS Tips:
There are some things you can do to help avoid these situations to begin with.