As a reminder, Empire BlueCross BlueShield (“Empire”) will continue to upgrade our claim editing software for outpatient facility services monthly throughout 2022, with most updates occurring quarterly. These upgrades will include, but are not limited to:


  • Addition of new and revised codes (for example CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10, modifiers, and revenue codes) and their associated edits
  • Updates related to the appropriate use of various code combinations, which can include, but are not limited to:
    • Procedure code to revenue code
    • HCPCS to revenue code
    • Type of bill to procedure code
    • Type of bill to HCPCS code
    • Procedure code to modifier
    • HCPCS to modifier
  • Updates to National Correct Coding Initiative edits (NCCI) and medically unlikely edits (MUEs)
  • Updates to reflect coding requirements as designated by industry standard sources such as the National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC)




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December 2021 Newsletter