Correct Coding Initiative

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Cor·rect Cod·ing In·i·tia·tive

(kŏr-ekt' kōd'ing i-nish'ă-tiv)
Computerized editing system for health insurance claims to avoid overpayments on covered procedures.
See also: National Correct Coding Initiative
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May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Correct Coding Initiative has been in force for several years now and the effect it has had on practice finance has been significant.
Greenway's PrimeARM team reviews each patient encounter to ensure valid coding and compliance with correct coding initiative (CCI) edits in an effort to prevent unnecessary rejection by insurance providers.
CPT(R), ICD-9-CM and HCPCS codes sets, searchable by code or keyword * Official coding guidelines and Medicare carrier bulletins * Physician fee schedule information * Global surgical period information * Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits * Local Medical Review Policies and ICD-9/CPT code correlations * Expert analysis, timely narratives and professional billing/coding tips * Answers to complex E/M questions * Clarification of confusing documentation and auditing issues * Easy-to-follow CPT modifier decision trees, real world scenarios and illustrated, plain-English steps and explanations.
The interim rates, which remain in effect until December 31, 2003, resulted from the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit by CMS that significantly reduced the amount of reimbursement previously paid by Medicare for services involving automated imaging.
EASYEdit(TM) - Manages the numerous edit requirements of code-based reimbursement, including the Medicare Code Editor, Outpatient Code Editor, National Correct Coding Initiative Editor, Local Medical Review Policies (LMRPs), and HSS' clinical and reimbursement edits.
Among the modules available is Claredi's payer requirements library containing transaction edits and validation for more than 750 payer companion documents, a module with the Medicare Correct Coding Initiative (bundling and unbundling) edits and one containing Local Medical Review Policy edits (LMRP).
The narratives in the policy manual are a great reference tool for understanding the rationale behind the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits contained in the National Correct Coding Policy Manual for Part B Medicare Carriers.
Medical Coding and Compliance Solutions, LLC (MCCS), the software division of PMIC, announced a new software product to help medical providers comply with the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) requirements.
Accurate coding has become crucial as Correct Coding Initiative edits are now being used to review outpatient claims.
The National Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) module consistently applies national standards for physician billing and coding practices for all workers' compensation medical bills.
It also facilitates the cross-checking of specific medical procedures ordered by a physician against local medical review policies (LMRP), correct coding initiative (CCI) and the Outpatient Code Editor (OCE) in the physician's office.