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National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI)

The Medicare National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI), also known as CCI, was implemented to promote national correct coding methodologies and to control improper coding leading to inappropriate payment. NCCI code pair edits are automated prepayment edits that prevent improper payment when certain codes are submitted together for covered services.

Locating the CCI Edits and Manual

The code pair edits, CCI manual and other resources are accessed through the National Correct Coding Initiative Edits webpage on the CMS website.  Downloading is free to the public.

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