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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In an update at the annual scientific meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS), which was among the organizations contributing to the effort, surgeons were told that some of the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) bundling of procedures introduced on Oct.
Correct coding initiative edits are updated quarterly, current procedural technology/procedural codes are updated annually and CMS policy changes can occur at any time in a given year.
One mechanism is the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) (10).
Whatever the government has decreed in the "correct coding initiative" must be included for him to receive the payment allowed for some specific code number, reflecting what he did, rather than another, lower code, or he simply will not be paid for the work he does for your child.
It's just gotten easier to access Medicare's correct coding initiative edits on the Internet.
ACOG and AUGS, with input from other medical societies, are in discussions with the National Correct Coding Initiative, or CMS, to reverse the edits
We ultimately selected the Chargemaster Toolkit from Craneware Inc., complemented by their Online Reference Toolkit--a reference for medical necessity, Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits, procedure and diagnosis code references and other information.
Medicare put in place a correct coding initiative (CCI) that lists services typically provided by the same person on the same day of service.
It enables organizations to stay abreast of changing regulations and codes, and provides the original reference material behind the changes though the software's Online Reference Toolkit, which provides reference material on regulatory updates, coding changes, edits generated by Medicare's Correct Coding Initiative, and medical-necessity local and national coverage determinations.