tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2012 Issue 7

New Edits Focus on Transforaminal Injections, ECG Recording

Heads up: Some codes are Column 1 procedures for some pairs, but Column 2 procedures for others. The latest version of Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits for outpatient services went into effect July 1, 2012, with more than 2,000 new additions. Read on for some high points outpatient coders need to know from OPPS CCI 18.2. Watch Your Place of Service for Atherectomy Coding The OPPS CCI edits include 2,155 non-mutually exclusive additions, meaning the services could be performed during the same patient encounter – but one code represents a procedure that's part of the other...

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