National Correct Coding Initiative

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Na·tion·al Cor·rect Cod·ing I·ni·tia·tive

(NCCI) (nash'ŏ-năl kŏr-ekt' kōd'ing in-ish'ă-tiv)
Software used by health care providers and insurers in the Medicare system to prevent overpayment for procedures.
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) to promote national correct coding methodologies and to control what it considers to be duplicative and improper coding of multiple procedures performed in a single setting in Part B claims.
The National Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) module consistently applies national standards for physician billing and coding practices for all workers' compensation medical bills.
The use of Pathways Compliance Advisor will leverage the system's ability to fully screen the organization's Medicare+Choice physician encounter information to ensure its compliance with the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) as well as other Medicare coding policies.
Since Medicare's implementation of the National Correct Coding Initiative our office has seen an increase in charge denials and cash flow has been affected.

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