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5010 Edit: Procedure code XXXXX is an NOC type code and requires a description note per service line


Rejection Message

5010 Edit: Procedure code [XXXXX] is an NOC type code and requires a description note per service line.

Rejection Details

Kareo Validation Error

This rejection indicates a description for a NOC (Not Otherwise Classified) code is missing.

Claims billed without a description for a NOC code will reject at the clearinghouse; therefore Kareo has held the claim until the error has been corrected. You must correct the error and resubmit the claims in order for them to be delivered to the payer.
Note: Since claims rejected within Kareo are not forwarded to the clearinghouse you will be unable to generate timely filing for that submission until validation errors have been corrected and the claim resubmitted.


Follow the instructions below to enter an NOC description:

  1. Click Encounters > Track Claim Status. The Find Claim window opens.
  2. Look for and double-click on the encounter that needs correcting. The Edit Claim window opens.
  3. Double-click on the Encounter number. The Edit Encounter window opens.
  4. Under the Procedure section, right-click the header bar and select Customize.
  5. Add the following columns to the Procedure section (click and hold an item, then drag it to the preferred location in the header bar):
    1. Ref. Code
    2. Line Note
  6. Select ADD under Ref. Code for the service line that needs correction.
  7. In the Line Note, enter the NOC information for the service line that needs correction.
    1. Enter NOC in all caps followed by a space.
    2. After the space, enter NOC information (cannot exceed 76 characters).
  8. Click Save & Rebill.

Then, resubmit all affected claims.