National Correct Coding Initiative scheduled to implement October 1, 2010

In the 1990s, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI). The NCCI has been in place for Medicare for many years.  The recent health care legislation passed into law (H.R. 3962), requires Medicaid programs incorporate compatible methodologies into their claims processing system effective for claims filed on or after October 1, 2010.

The IHCP is working with contracted vendors to implement changes to claims processing to meet the October 1 deadline.  To learn about how the NCCI may affect your claims, read banner BR201027. Additional information will be published in provider communications in the coming months.