CCI 17.0: Don't Overlook Deletions, Switched Pairs in 2011

January 2011
Podiatry Coding & Billing Alert;Jan2011, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p1
The article announces the release of the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI 17.0) which takes effect on January 1, 2011 in the U.S. It notes that the release includes 19,790 additions to which 227 are mutually exclusive and 19, 563 are nonmutually exclusive as CCI 17.0 clears up 9,732 deletions to which 204 are from mutually exclusive pack and 9,528 are from nonmutually exclusive pack. It suggests to look out for many retiring pairs in CCI edits' version 17.0 that apply to podiatry.


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