In Coding
Feb 25th, 2010
If your first reaction to January’s Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits bundling catheter ablations with electrophysiology (EP) studies was, “This has got to be a mistake!” you were right. You can expect the edits to be retroactively deleted in the quarterly update to CCI edits, version 16.1. Bungled Bundle According to a Coding News report, ...
In CMS
Dec 14th, 2009
Physicians and staff should take note of the most recent quarterly updates to Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits. Version 16.0, released Nov. 20 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), goes into effect Jan. 1, 2010. Quarterly Update to CCI v.16.0 Effective Jan. 1 was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In Coding
Sep 25th, 2009
Submitted by Anthony McCallum, CPC, CCS, CPC-I, CIRCC Multiple fine needle aspirations (FNAs) performed on separate lesions or at separate body sites may be reported separately using 10022 Fine needle aspiration; with imaging guidance by appending the appropriate anatomic modifier or modifier 59 Distinct procedural service; however, the imaging guidance may be reported only once ...
In CMS
Jul 13th, 2009
The July update to the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) corrects a bundling error discovered in the April update, reports Coding News. A bundling error in version 15.1 applied CPT® code 64550 Application of surface [transcutaneous] neurostimulator into hundreds of other procedures. Version 15.2, effective July 1, only bundles 64550 into several anesthesia codes. Also in version ...
In CMS
Jun 12th, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the July 2009 Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (I/OCE) Specifications, version 10.2. This quarter’s update hosts a number of noteworthy changes that go into effect July 1. CMS Releases July 2009 I/OCE v10.2 was last modified: January 17th, 2015 by admin aapc...