Important Notice to All NCCI Users

The annual updated version of the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) policy manual for Medicare services will be effective Jan. 1, 2012, rather than Oct. 1, 2011. This manual will be posted on the NCCI website on or around Dec. 1, 2011.

CMS posts changes to each of its NCCI and Medically Unlikely Edit (MUE) edit files on a quarterly basis. Download a test file of Version 18.0, effective Jan. 1, 2012, from the National Correct Coding Initiative Edits Quarterly NCCI and MEU Version Update Changes page on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. The final file will be available “on or about” Nov. 17, according to CMS Transmittal 2322.

Visit the National Correct Coding Initiative Edits Overview page on the CMS website for more information about NCCI.

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