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Neurosurgery Coding Alert

NCCI Edits:

Familiarize Yourself with NCCI Sequential Procedures Policy

Rely on operative report and diagnoses to determine coding process. Those with a firm grasp on the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Correspondence Manual are well aware of the broad range of rules coders must consider when coding surgical procedures. One important, occasionally overlooked rule pertains to surgical procedures that Medicare deems "sequential." A sequential procedure is, simply put, a [...]