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mod 22 on NCCI edit

  1. #1
    Default mod 22 on NCCI edit
    Medical Coding Books
    Does a modifier 22 override an NCCI edit? It was billed on all procedures performed. All have global periods and therefore can be billed with 22. But i am wondering if the modifier can override an NCCI edit - especially since my edits are "no modifier allowed."

    Additionally, do Multiple Procedure Reductions apply to procedures billed with modifier 22?

    thank you,
    Janene, CPC

  2. #2
    Columbia, MO
    a 22 will not overide a CCI edit and yes a reduction rule will still apply.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  3. #3
    Default one more question on 22
    thank you, Debra.

    one more question: can 22 be billed on more than one procedure, or just the primary one? I am finding conflicting information on that...

  4. #4
    Columbia, MO
    the 22 is procedure specific so for each procedure that was more difficult than it should have been.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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