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Emergency Department Coding & Reimbursement Alert

ED Coding Alert: Consider These Multi-Layer Compression Code Edits Before Reporting Application Services

- Published on Thu, Apr 19, 2012
These new and existing codes can't be reported with the code for manual therapy techniques ED coders don't have a lot to contend with in the latest round of NCCI edits, effective April 1, but if you're reporting the application of multi-layer compression systems to extremities, you'll want to note some important changes. The stats: Version 18.1, which incorporates all previous versions and updates from Jan. 1, 1996, to the present, contains 362 added codes, all of which are non-mutually exclusive. There are also six deleted codes, of which two are mutually exclusive and four are non-mutually exclusive. Almost all of the new edits relate to surgical procedures not typically performed in the ED. (See Summary of Added and Deleted CCI Code Pairs for April 2012 on page 34 for a summary of codes sets included in Version 18.1) All three of the application of multi-layer compression systems codes below [...]

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