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Part 2: Meeting the F2F Challenge

In Uncategorized by Lisa Selman-Holman6 Comments

Last week, we covered the Face-to-Face encounter documentation requirements, how to provide additional information that might be missing from the provider’s original F2F encounter visit note, and some tips from Palmetto’s frequently asked questions on RCD regarding F2F. Since many F2F encounter notes by providers (physicians, PAs and NPs) are missing some required details, agencies are usually finding it necessary …

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Part 1: Meeting the F2F Challenge

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The Public Health Emergency has resulted in some changes to the face-to-face encounter guidelines, but F2F has not gone away!  As agencies in Review Choice Demonstration states navigate Pre-Claim Review, Palmetto is answering questions and offering additional suggestions on meeting the F2F requirements. If you are struggling with pre-claim review in a current RCD state (Illinois, Ohio and Texas), if …

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[On-Demand Webinar] Breaking Down Coding Clinic First Quarter Update

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Answers, we love answers! The Coding Clinic First Quarter 2020 provided many useful updates for home health, hospice & long-term care coders, including: Coding stenosis and spondylosis at the same time Diabetic manifestations when the patient no longer has diabetes And more Follow along with Lisa as she breaks down the first quarter update, COVID-19 guidelines in detail and the …

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[Live Webinar] Wounds and the Wound Grouper

In Uncategorized by Sarah Bacon2 Comments

Some wounds are easy. You code the wound and the patient is in the wound grouper. It’s not so easy when conventions and other rules get in the way OR CMS did not place the wound in the grouper. How does the agency get compensated for the wound in this case? CMS has provided guidance and Lisa has developed a …

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[Free webinar series] PDPM coding for skilled nursing: Avoid these common traps

In Uncategorized by Ken Bell5 Comments

Diagnosis coding accuracy is extremely important for PDPM success. Coding problems are the same no matter the setting. In this three-part webinar series, well-known coding expert Lisa Selman-Holman will cover the most common ICD-10 coding mistakes: Fractures Symptom coding and the ‘with’ convention Diabetes and hypertension coding Lisa will teach the guidelines with real-life examples, so you can be on the …

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Save the date: Insight 2019

In Uncategorized by Melina Halikias4 Comments

Join us this September in Dallas for the premier training event for home health professionals. Insight 2019 is your best learning opportunity to maximize your agency’s potential and improve accuracy for PDGM success. Led by home health expert Lisa Selman-Holman, this four-day training event will cover ICD-10 diagnosis coding and OASIS, upcoming regulatory changes, documentation, billing, quality measures and more. “My …

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Briggs Healthcare acquires Selman-Holman & Associates

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Consulting acquisition bolsters compliance solutions for home health agencies and hospices and expands Briggs’ post-acute regulatory and clinical offerings On Nov. 9, 2018, Briggs Healthcare announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Selman-Holman & Associates. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Briggs, Selman-Holman will continue to expand its education and compliance solutions for the home health industry. …