Tag Archive | "CCI"

2 Knee Arthroscopy Myths You Need to Bust Right Now

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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There are a lot of possible variations for knee arthroscopy services, so you’ve got to know where to go for help on coding them. Make sure your knee arthroscopy claims don’t fall victim to these two error-causing myths! Follow the guidance in the Correct Coding Initiative manual. Myth: Report G0289 Along With 29880/29881 for Chondroplasty […]

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Know When CCI Manual Says to Use Bone Marrow Code 38222

Monday, March 19, 2018

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The addition of diagnostic bone marrow and biopsy code 38222 in the CPT® 2018 code set simplified coding in some ways (multiple procedures in one code), but there are still questions to be answered about how to handle specific scenarios. In case you missed it, the 2018 Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) manual answered some of […]

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Here’s What’s New in Q2 for CCI, MPFS, and HCPCS

Monday, March 27, 2017

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It’s almost April! In addition to a potential end to the yellow pine pollen covering every surface outside my home (yours, too?), April means second quarter updates to Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits, fee schedules, and HCPCS. Ready for some highlights? Let’s go! CCI for Moderate Sedation Goes Retro If you read this blog regularly, […]

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CCI Errors: Some Moderate Sedation Pay May Be Delayed Until April

Friday, January 27, 2017

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  Seeing the new 2017 moderate sedation codes appear among the 99,490 new National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI or CCI) edits wasn’t really a surprise, but a handful of those edits just might cause you some headaches all the same. The culprit? Modifier indicators. The good news? There should be a correction in the next […]

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8 Great Ways to Keep Your 2017 Coding On Target

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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Hello, 2017! The year we’ve been talking about for so long is finally here. Try these eight helpful hints to keep your claims clean and on track from the start. 1. Post Major CPT® Updates Front and Center Long-time coders may remember the days when Medicare offered a 90-day grace period to adjust to new […]

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CCI 2017 Manual Provides Shoulder Arthroscopy Answers You’ve Been Waiting For

Friday, November 18, 2016

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You know you’re a coder when news that the new Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) manual is out makes you a little giddy. (There’s a good chance I said the same thing about CPT® 2017 when it came out.) I’ve been watching for the CCI manual update ever since the deletion of certain shoulder arthroscopy edits […]

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2 Top Ob-Gyn FAQs Revealed: Ob Confirmatory Visit and Lysis of Adhesions

Friday, September 9, 2016

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Every day brings new challenges for coders, but there are some questions that seem to come up over and over again. Our ob-gyn experts have revealed that two questions they hear very often relate to (1) the ob global and (2) lysis of adhesions during another procedure. Get a better understanding of how to triumph […]

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