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Navigating that OASIS C2 Denial

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As of April 1, 2017, Medicare began automatically denying claims with missing patient assessment data in the OASIS. Agencies are scratching their heads over the new denials. With some, they just plain messed up. The OASIS was not transmitted before the final claim for the episode was transmitted. With some, OASIS was submitted in time, but certain data was wrong …

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Don’t be stumped with amputation stumps

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Amputation coding seems to bring more confusion, and more potential gray areas, than most. There is the ongoing discussion about what code is correct for aftercare of surgery for amputation, and more recently, there has been a lot of discussion on what code works to indicate a complication of an amputation stump. The straight-up coding seems simple: The infected amputation …