The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have implemented National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits version 26.0. NCCI edits version 26.0 is in effect for dates of service January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020.
One significant change with this version involves a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and a radiologist collaborating to perform a motion fluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing function by cine or video recording (modified barium status study). Effective with NCCI version 26.0, CPT code 74230 (Radiologic examination, swallowing function, with cineradiography/videoradiography) will not be
To access the current version of NCCI edits specific to outpatient therapy services, click HERE.
To access my article concerning the payment of a physical and/or occupational therapy evaluation when billed on the same day as you bill therapeutic activities, click HERE.
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