AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2005 Issue 2

The Auditor's Corner

Although many are familiar with NCCI, National Correct Coding Initiative, and the related edits, many do not understand the rationale behind those edits and when it really is appropriate to modify codes that otherwise may be edited. It is highly recommended that coders or billers take a few minutes to review the section related to their specialty in order to compliantly report code sets. A copy of the manual may be downloaded from http://www.cms.hhs.gov/physicians/cciedits/ and is well worth at least a brief review. Those familiar with the CCI tables are familiar with the fact that the...

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