Since the early 1990’s CMS has been developing the National Correct Coding Initiative or NCCI. NCCI is a very large set of edits that involve CPT® and HCPCS codes that are not to be used together. Originally developed for physicians, these edits are now also used by hospitals for outpatient coding. Along with this set of edits there is a rather extensive set of coding policies that form the basis for the actual NCCI edits. As CPT® and HCPCS are updated, generally expanded, this policy manual is also updated. While additions are easy to find, deletions sometimes go unnoticed.
Join industry veteran Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D., in this audio session that provides hospital staff with 2017 NCCI updates to help them remain resourceful. Coding and billing staff must be fully conversant with these coding policies since third-party payers may also use some, all or even more of these coding/billing policies. To understand these changes, not only must these coding policies be read, the language is sometimes arcane and must be studied with care. Duane will go over these changes in detail so that your coding and billing staff remain on top of all the changes.
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Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D. is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey, Consultants, Inc., which specializes in healthcare consulting and related areas. Duane earned his graduate degrees at the University of Notre Dame and Iowa State University and has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant. He performs various types of financial analysis involving business structuring, organizational development, enrollment and other financially related concerns of organizations....
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