Answer: Many coding experts recommend that you code uniformly, meaning that you follow CMS guidelines and CCI edits for all payers. Universal coding keeps you HIPAA-compliant and protects you from accusations of coding for payment. Because payers do not use the same claim edits, some coders prefer to code per insurer. These practices either employ large billing staff who can focus on various regulations or are small and handle a low volume allowing this specificity. If the edits contradict specialty-society guidelines, you should work with the society--such as the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; or the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology--and the payer to alert them to the inappropriate edit. Before reporting two bundled codes, make sure documentation justifies billing them separately.