Understanding NCCI Edits

Medicare creates and maintains the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits and NCCI Policy Manual, which identify code pair edits. When performed on the same patient, on the same day, and by the same provider, the secondary code is considered an integral part of the primary code, and payment for …

Q/A: What are the Rules for a Fill-in (locum tenens) Doctor?

A locum tenens provider is one that works in the place of the regular physician for a short duration of time. Guideline typically allows this time period to be a 60 day maximum, when a substitute doctor would be brought in to your office to cover your original doctor’s actual schedule during the time he/she is absent.
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