tci E/M Coding Alert - 2014 Issue 12

Correct Coding Initiative: Update Your Coding with 3 Sets of CCI 20.3 E/M Edits

Take advantage of the bundles with a ‘1’ modifier indicator and get paid for more. While it may be no surprise to you that the latest Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits version 20.3 impacts E/M service codes, the good news is there are no broad changes. The majority of the E/M codes bundle with new radiology, urology, and psychiatric codes and you can override most of them.  “There are 5,247 new edit pairs, bringing the total number of active edits to 1,340,201,” says Frank Cohen, MPA, MBB, principal and senior analyst...

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