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Neurology & Pain Management Coding Alert

Compliance: Familiarize Yourself with CCI Sequential Procedures Policy

- Published on Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Rely on operative report and diagnoses to determine coding process. Those with a firm grasp on the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) know well the rules coders must consider when reporting surgeries. One important, occasionally overlooked rule pertains to surgical procedures that Medicare deems "sequential." Definition: A sequential procedure is a procedure that follows another separate or related given procedure. While [...]

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