An internal audit of knee arthroscopy procedures has identified the following:
29880 and 29876 are being coded together for the same knee
1. Based on NCCI edits, elaborate on the appropriateness of this coding practice.
2. Develop a process to ensure that NCCI arthroscopy guidelines are followed.
References: Castro, A.B. and E. Forrestal. 2015. Principles of Healthcare Reimbursement, 5th edition. Chicago,:AHIMA
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2015). NCCI Policy Manual for Medicare Services. Link:
Hazelwood, A. and C. Venable. 2016. Reimbursement Methodologies. Chapter 7 in Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice, 5th ed. Oachs, P. and A. Watters, eds. Chicago: AHIMA
Appropriate elaboration of coding practice, double-spaced.
Explain in each paragraph using analysis and scholarly thought with assertions supported by evidence.
Use proper quotation and APA citation rules
Provide URL with use of APA format
Use proper spelling and grammar
This assignment comes from 2016 AHIMA Health Information Management Cases Studies.
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