Beginning August 2017, BCBSGa will update information on some paper provider remittances to make it easier for providers to identify and track refunds and recoupments. Updated remittances will include a new section titled "Negative Balance Deferred" under the Recoupment Notification portion of the remit. This change will make it easier for providers to identify overpayments that have not yet been released for recoupment. A column titled "Expected Recoup Date" will indicate the date the overpayment will be released for recoupment. If the date reflected in the column is 12/31/9999, this indicates that the provider should return a check for the specified amount, or confirm that BCBSGa can recoup the monies by signing and returning the recovery letter that is sent separately. Additionally, the check number associated with a refund will be added to the remittance.