How do I obtain the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) Edits Manual?

The Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) Edits Manual may be obtained in two ways. The first is through the CMS website at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalCorrectCodInitEd/. The CMS website contains a listing of the CCI edits, by specific CPT sections, and is available free for downloading to the public.


Secondly, the CCI Edits Manual may be obtained by purchasing the manual, or sections of the manual, from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) website at http://www.ntis.gov/products/families/cci/, or by contacting NTIS at 1-800-363-2068 or 703-605-6060. You may purchase an electronic version of the CCI Edits Manual from NTIS. Please contact NTIS for further information on the electronic version of the CCI edits


What are Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits?


Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits are pairs of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) or Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II codes that are not separately payable except under certain circumstances. The edits are applied to services billed by the same provider for the same beneficiary on the same date of service. All claims are processed against the CCI tables.


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