Payer Claim # vs. Clearinghouse Reference #

All created claims are assigned a Payer Claim # and a Clearinghouse Reference #.

The Payer Claim # is the unique reference number assigned to a claim by the insurance payer. If you need to contact the payer directly about a claim, this is the number you’ll want to use to reference the claim. A payer will assign this number to a claim once they've accepted the claim into their adjudication system where they will decide whether they'll be paying for that claim or not.

The Clearinghouse Reference # is the ID that’s assigned to a claim by our clearinghouse. You can use this ID if you need to reach out to our support team for help with a specific claim.

Note: If you need to contact the payer, please don’t use the Clearinghouse Reference # to refer to the claim as this number is only used by our clearinghouse. 

The Payer Claim # and the Clearinghouse Reference # can be found by clicking Payment Overview at the top of your claim.

The Payer Claim number and the Clearinghouse Reference number are found in the Payment Overview section at the top of a claim

Important: Some payers never send us a Payer Claim #. That doesn't mean that the claims aren't making it to their system, it just means that the payer doesn't support that service through our clearinghouse.

Note: For information about re-submitting a claim with corrections, please see this guide: When to submit a corrected claim in SimplePractice and how


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