2014 brings big volume of changes to CCI edits

by  Find-A-Code
March 29th, 2017

Expect the biggest set of CCI changes you’ll see in 2014 to take effect on Jan. 1, as the edits are synched up to CPT® and HCPCS code changes that start next year. 

There are 61,120 new edit pairs coming next year, along with 13,107 deletions and 137 modifier changes. 

Many of the new edits won’t impact your billing decisions – at least not yet. There are four new E/M codes next year – 99446-99449 – to be used for billing phone consultations based on the length of the consultation. 

Though those codes have a “B” status indicator in the 2014 final fee schedule, which means they’re always bundled anyway, a large number of the new edits coming in January bundle those codes into other services. Looks like Medicare, which traditionally pays for very few non face-to-face encounters, is serious about making sure that it does not pay for these. 

Here are some new edit pairs to look for in January:


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