tci General Surgery Coding Alert - 2019 Issue 3

CCI Edits: Navigate Surgery Bundles That Could Compromise Your Pay

Modifier indicator is key. Like most first-quarter Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) updates, version 25.0 focuses on bundling new CPT® codes that went into effect Jan. 1. With almost 46,000 new edit pairs, your practice should focus on the nearly 2,500 CCI additions to the integumentary section, which boasts the majority of CPT® 2019 codes that impact general surgery practices. Let our experts impart some significant CCI know-how to ensure you’re billing correctly — beginning now — because “it is important to review the edits and apply them as soon as possible,” advises Arnold...

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