Volume 16 - Issue 5 - May 2008

  Established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) is in place to promote uniform coding and control unbundled coding. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services incorporated medically unlikely edits in the NCCI program, and most of those edits are administered by Medicare Part B carriers. Initially, NCCI edits were based on the 1994 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manual and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) level II code. Now, these edits are reviewed every quarter, and w