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Adjudicating the OCF-21


To record a decision on an invoice in HCAI, you must approve, partially approve or decline the line items, then validate the decision by submitting a final decision on the form.

Adjudicating the OCF-21

Click through the side menu for step-by-step guides on approving, partially approving and declining the OCF-21B and OCF-21C in HCAI.

Adjudicating the OCF-21


Approving an OCF-21

To approve an OCF-21B without any modifications:

  1. Scroll to Tab 2.
  2. Scroll to the ‘Reimbursable Goods and Services’ section and press the ‘Set Charged Costs to Approved Costs’ button. (View screenshot)
  3. The screen will refresh and the approved costs will be updated to match costs proposed by the facility.
  4. Scroll to Tab 3.
  5. Scroll to the ‘Other Insurance (for goods and services on this invoice’) section. If the facility has entered information in this section, and the adjuster wishes to deny a good/service listed, the adjuster can use the blue ellipsis button to search for a reason code.
  6. Scroll down to the ‘Signature of Insurer’ section and provide an answer to “Is the applicant’s or substitute decision maker’s signature waived by the insurer?”
  7. Press the ‘Approve’ button.
  8. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been approved.

To approve an OCF-21C without any modifications:

  1. Scroll to Tab 3.
  2. Scroll to the ‘Apply Reason Codes’ section and press the ‘Set Charged Costs to Approved Costs’ button. (View screenshot)
  3. Scroll to the ‘Other Insurance (for goods and services on this invoice’) section. If information has been entered by the facility in this section, the adjuster must apply an adjudication decision.
  4. Scroll down to the ‘Signature of Adjuster’ section and provide an answer to “Is the applicant’s or substitute decision maker’s signature waived by the insurer?”
  5. Press the ‘Approve’ button.
  6. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been approved.

Adjudicating the OCF-21


Partially Approving an OCF-21

When you want to approve some (but not all) line items, you are partially approving the document.

To partially approve an OCF-21B:

If there are only one or a few items you wish to decline, you may wish to apply the reason codes individually at the line item level:

  1. Scroll to Tab 2.
  2. Press the ‘Set Charged Costs to Approved Costs’ button.
  3. Scroll to the ‘Reimbursable Goods and Services’ section and review each line item individually. If the line item is being declined, enter “0” and ensure you enter a reason code for declining that item by pressing the blue ellipsis button. (View screenshot)
  4. If you’d like to see an updated insurer total, press the ‘Calculate’ button underneath the ‘Totaling’ box.
  5. Scroll to Tab 3.
  6. Press the ‘Partially Approve’ button.
  7. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been partially approved.

For OCF-21Bs with many line items, individually reviewing line items can take a long time. If many of the declined items have the same reason code, there is a shortcut:

  1. Scroll to Tab 2.
  2. Scroll to the ‘Apply Multiple Reason Codes’ section and press the ‘Set Reason for Declining’ button and enter the desired reason code.
  3. Scroll up to the ‘Reimbursable Goods and Services’ section and, instead of zero, enter the amounts on line items you wish to approve. To update the ‘Totalling’ window, press the ‘Calculate’ button. (View screenshot)
  4. Press the ‘Partially Approve’ button.
  5. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been partially approved.

To partially approve an OCF-21C:

If there are only one or a few items you wish to decline, you may wish to apply the reason codes individually at the line item level:

  1. Scroll to Tab 3.
  2. Scroll to the ‘Reimbursable Fees within the Minor Injury Guideline’ section and enter a reason code for the items you wish to decline by clicking on the blue ellipsis button (View screenshot). For the items you wish to approve, enter the approved amount in the empty box underneath ‘Cost’.
  3. If you’d like to see an updated ‘Approved Minor Injury Guideline Fee Total’ press the ‘Calculate’ button.
  4. Press the ‘Partially Approve’ button.
  5. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been partially approved.

For OCF-21Cs with many line items, individually reviewing line items can take a long time. If many of the declined items have the same reason code, there is a shortcut:

  1. Scroll to Tab 3.
  2. Scroll to the ‘Apply Multiple Reason Codes’ section and press the ‘Set Reason Code for Declining’ button to enter the desired reason code.
  3. Scroll up to the ‘Reimbursable Fees within the Minor Injury Guideline’ section and, instead of zero, enter the amounts on line items you wish to approve. To update the ‘Approved Minor Injury Guideline Fee Totals’ section, press the ‘Calculate’ button. (View screenshot)
  4. Press the ‘Partially Approve’ button.
  5. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been partially approved.

Adjudicating the OCF-21


Declining an OCF-21

To decline an entire OCF-21B:

  1. Scroll to Tab 2.
  2. Press the ‘Set Reason Code for Declining’ button and enter the desired reason code. (View screenshot)
  3. Scroll to Tab 3.
  4. Press the ‘Do Not Approve’ button. (View screenshot)
  5. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been declined.

Note: If you wish to decline the entire form, but you have different reasons for each line item, you can still press the ‘Set Reason Code for Declining’ button and enter the reason code that is applicable to the majority of items. Then you can go back and update the individual reason codes on line items as needed by pressing the blue ellipsis (…) button next to an individual line item.

To decline an entire OCF-21C:

  1. Scroll to Tab 3.
  2. Scroll to the ‘Apply Multiple Reason Codes’ section and press the ‘Set Reason Code For Declining’ button to enter the desired reason code. (View screenshot)
  3. The screen will refresh and the ‘Auto Insurer Total’ field will be updated to zero.
  4. Press the ‘Do Not Approve’ button.
  5. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been declined.

Note: If you wish to decline the entire form, but you have different reasons for each line item, you can still press the ‘Set Reason Code for Declining’ button and enter the reason code that is applicable to the majority of items. Then you can go back and update the individual reason codes on line items by pressing the blue ellipsis (…) button next to an individual line item.

Adjudicating the OCF-21


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To record a decision on an invoice in HCAI, you must approve, partially approve or decline the line items, then validate the decision by submitting a final decision on the form.


Approving an OCF-21

To approve an OCF-21B without any modifications:

  1. Scroll to Tab 2.
  2. Scroll to the ‘Reimbursable Goods and Services’ section and press the ‘Set Charged Costs to Approved Costs’ button. (View screenshot)
  3. The screen will refresh and the approved costs will be updated to match costs proposed by the facility.
  4. Scroll to Tab 3.
  5. Scroll to the ‘Other Insurance (for goods and services on this invoice’) section. If the facility has entered information in this section, and the adjuster wishes to deny a good/service listed, the adjuster can use the blue ellipsis button to search for a reason code.
  6. Scroll down to the ‘Signature of Insurer’ section and provide an answer to “Is the applicant’s or substitute decision maker’s signature waived by the insurer?”
  7. Press the ‘Approve’ button.
  8. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been approved.

To approve an OCF-21C without any modifications:

  1. Scroll to Tab 3.
  2. Scroll to the ‘Apply Reason Codes’ section and press the ‘Set Charged Costs to Approved Costs’ button. (View screenshot)
  3. Scroll to the ‘Other Insurance (for goods and services on this invoice’) section. If information has been entered by the facility in this section, the adjuster must apply an adjudication decision.
  4. Scroll down to the ‘Signature of Adjuster’ section and provide an answer to “Is the applicant’s or substitute decision maker’s signature waived by the insurer?”
  5. Press the ‘Approve’ button.
  6. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been approved.

Partially Approving an OCF-21

When you want to approve some (but not all) line items, you are partially approving the document.

To partially approve an OCF-21B:

If there are only one or a few items you wish to decline, you may wish to apply the reason codes individually at the line item level:

  1. Scroll to Tab 2.
  2. Press the ‘Set Charged Costs to Approved Costs’ button.
  3. Scroll to the ‘Reimbursable Goods and Services’ section and review each line item individually. If the line item is being declined, enter “0” and ensure you enter a reason code for declining that item by pressing the blue ellipsis button. (View screenshot)
  4. If you’d like to see an updated insurer total, press the ‘Calculate’ button underneath the ‘Totaling’ box.
  5. Scroll to Tab 3.
  6. Press the ‘Partially Approve’ button.
  7. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been partially approved.

For OCF-21Bs with many line items, individually reviewing line items can take a long time. If many of the declined items have the same reason code, there is a shortcut:

  1. Scroll to Tab 2.
  2. Scroll to the ‘Apply Multiple Reason Codes’ section and press the ‘Set Reason for Declining’ button and enter the desired reason code.
  3. Scroll up to the ‘Reimbursable Goods and Services’ section and, instead of zero, enter the amounts on line items you wish to approve. To update the ‘Totalling’ window, press the ‘Calculate’ button. (View screenshot)
  4. Press the ‘Partially Approve’ button.
  5. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been partially approved.

To partially approve an OCF-21C:

If there are only one or a few items you wish to decline, you may wish to apply the reason codes individually at the line item level:

  1. Scroll to Tab 3.
  2. Scroll to the ‘Reimbursable Fees within the Minor Injury Guideline’ section and enter a reason code for the items you wish to decline by clicking on the blue ellipsis button (View screenshot). For the items you wish to approve, enter the approved amount in the empty box underneath ‘Cost’.
  3. If you’d like to see an updated ‘Approved Minor Injury Guideline Fee Total’ press the ‘Calculate’ button.
  4. Press the ‘Partially Approve’ button.
  5. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been partially approved.

For OCF-21Cs with many line items, individually reviewing line items can take a long time. If many of the declined items have the same reason code, there is a shortcut:

  1. Scroll to Tab 3.
  2. Scroll to the ‘Apply Multiple Reason Codes’ section and press the ‘Set Reason Code for Declining’ button to enter the desired reason code.
  3. Scroll up to the ‘Reimbursable Fees within the Minor Injury Guideline’ section and, instead of zero, enter the amounts on line items you wish to approve. To update the ‘Approved Minor Injury Guideline Fee Totals’ section, press the ‘Calculate’ button. (View screenshot)
  4. Press the ‘Partially Approve’ button.
  5. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been partially approved.

Declining an OCF-21

To decline an entire OCF-21B:

  1. Scroll to Tab 2.
  2. Press the ‘Set Reason Code for Declining’ button and enter the desired reason code. (View screenshot)
  3. Scroll to Tab 3.
  4. Press the ‘Do Not Approve’ button. (View screenshot)
  5. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been declined.

Note: If you wish to decline the entire form, but you have different reasons for each line item, you can still press the ‘Set Reason Code for Declining’ button and enter the reason code that is applicable to the majority of items. Then you can go back and update the individual reason codes on line items as needed by pressing the blue ellipsis (…) button next to an individual line item.

To decline an entire OCF-21C:

  1. Scroll to Tab 3.
  2. Scroll to the ‘Apply Multiple Reason Codes’ section and press the ‘Set Reason Code For Declining’ button to enter the desired reason code. (View screenshot)
  3. The screen will refresh and the ‘Auto Insurer Total’ field will be updated to zero.
  4. Press the ‘Do Not Approve’ button.
  5. The screen will refresh and a message will confirm that the document has been declined.

Note: If you wish to decline the entire form, but you have different reasons for each line item, you can still press the ‘Set Reason Code for Declining’ button and enter the reason code that is applicable to the majority of items. Then you can go back and update the individual reason codes on line items by pressing the blue ellipsis (…) button next to an individual line item.

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