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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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Start the Countdown to 2017’s New Cardiology CPT® Codes

Friday, December 23, 2016

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As Cardiology Coding Alert editor, I’m craving one last post about cardiology CPT® 2017 changes before we get to the implementation date of Jan. 1, 2017. The Big 2: Moderate Sedation and Angioplasty We’ve already talked about two of the biggest changes in other SuperCoder blog posts: The requirement to report moderate sedation separately affects […]

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Rule Change: If You’ve Never Reported Moderate Sedation Before, Read This

Friday, October 14, 2016

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It’s time to start adjusting your brain to the new reality about moderate sedation coding. For years, you’ve trained yourself to not report your provider’s moderate sedation separately when CPT® marked the procedure code with a circle with a center dot symbol and listed the code in Appendix G. But the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee […]

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Part 1: 17 Changes Coming Your Way in CPT® 2017

Friday, August 12, 2016

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A look at the CPT® 2017 pre-production file reveals that if you can get a grip on conscious sedation changes, you’ll master a massive chunk of the updates in one fell swoop. But the devil is in the details, as the saying goes. This rundown of the expected changes will help you decide where to […]

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