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Get Ready for 99,490 New CCI Edits Coming January 1

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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January 1 means new CPT® and HCPCS codes, and one consequence of that is a whole lot of changes to National Correct Coding Initiative edits (aka NCCI edits or CCI edits). While every quarter brings updates to CCI edits, the changes to the January version tend to be pretty numerous because they have to incorporate […]

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Coding Edits: Pay Attention to the Newest CCI Pairs for Pain Management

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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The April set of National Correct Coding Initiatives (NCCI) edits includes so many edits affecting anesthesia and pain management that you would do better learning and using the exceptions rather than the applicable edits themselves. Learn These Intravenous Infusion Codes All the pain management codes included in the April (CCI 22.1) edits are considered the […]

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Get Reimbursed for Anesthesiologist Postoperative Pain Management

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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When a surgeon asks your anesthesiologist to perform a nerve block postoperatively for pain control, some tricky coding issues could keep you from obtaining full reimbursement for this otherwise separate service. When Can Anesthesiologists Bill Separately for Postop Pain Management? According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), you can bill for a separate postoperative […]

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Getting to Know the NCCI Manual Beyond The Edits

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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We’ve talked about CCI edits a lot in this blog, but how well do you know the NCCI Coding Policy Manual itself? According to Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, the National Correct Coding Initiative is much more than just edits. CMS developed its National Correct Coding Initiative Coding Policy Manual for Medicare […]

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