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.
One mechanism is the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) (10).
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.
These frequency edits would be added to the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits already in place for analyzing Medicare outpatient claims.
The Engine prescreens medical claims and patient encounter data to ensure compliance with ICD/CPT, Correct Coding Initiative, Medicare, Outpatient Code Editor, medical necessity, effective or expiration rules, and other edits.
This software helps ensure that hospital claims comply with government mandates for the submission of Medicare reimbursement, including the Correct Coding Initiative to help demonstrate compliance and avoid costly penalties.