Practice Operations: Quarterly Update to Correct Coding Initiative Edits


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Topic Practice Operations: Quarterly Update to Correct Coding Initiative Edits
Background The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) to promote national correct coding methodologies and to control improper coding that leads to inappropriate payment in Part B claims. CMS updates NCCI quarterly.
Regulating Body CMS
Compliance Date 4/1/2013
Consequences NCCI edits may change how CPT codes are reimbursed.
Next Steps Physicians should review the NCCI edits for any changes and make sure any billing software they use is updated to include the quarterly updates.​
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