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Pay-per-view: Catch errors with second-quarter NCCI edits

APCs Insider, May 13, 2011

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Coders may have seen some new edits show up for cardiac catheterization procedures in April, but it's not because the codes or guidelines suddenly changed. It's because the NCCI edits finally caught up with the annual code changes. As of January 1, cardiac catheterization codes 93452-93461 include contrast injections, imaging supervision and interpretation, and a report on the imaging that is typically performed.

The new codes are more inclusive than former codes for the same services. Coders should report only the more comprehensive code, rather than all the components separately as they may have done previously.

Continue reading “Catch errors with second-quarter NCCI edits” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the May issue.

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