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New Code for COVID-19 Effective April 1

In ICD-10, News by Lisa Selman-Holman1 Comment

The new code for COVID-19, U07.1, is one of two new codes to be added to the code set effective April 1, 2020. New codes are usually effective on October 1, except in the case of emergency, so we will have two codes in the new U chapter, one for COVID-19 and one related to vaping. There is currently no …

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(In-person training) Intermediate Coding with Updates

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April 14-15, 2020 | Denton, Tx 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Central) Course info: All of the new coding changes have increased error probability. Lack of training leads to denials, up-coding, or down coding leading decreased cash flow. This class will be full of scenarios! Increase your knowledge and understanding, and gain the expertise your agency needs to survive in …

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ICD-10-CM Coding for Home Health Workshop – Sacramento, CA

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Program Overview Now includes what coders need to know about PDGM! Change is the name of the coding game. New codes, new tabular list changes, new guidelines and new Coding Clinic interpretations, plus new home health payment changes require us to stay ahead of the game. Increase your knowledge and understanding and gain the expertise your agency needs to survive …

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ICD-10-CM Coding for Home Health Workshop – Ontario, CA

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Program Overview Now includes what coders need to know about PDGM! Change is the name of the coding game. New codes, new tabular list changes, new guidelines and new Coding Clinic interpretations, plus new home health payment changes require us to stay ahead of the game. Increase your knowledge and understanding and gain the expertise your agency needs to survive …

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(Live stream online training) Intermediate Coding with Updates

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April 14-15, 2020 | Online via live stream 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Course info: All of the new coding changes have increased error probability. Lack of training leads to denials, up-coding, or down coding leading decreased cash flow. This class will be full of scenarios! Increase your knowledge and understanding, and gain the expertise your agency needs to survive …

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Intermediate Coding with Updates (In-person training)

In by Sarah BaconLeave a Comment

Now includes what coders need to know about PDGM! All of the new coding changes have increased error probability. Lack of training leads to denials, up-coding, or down coding leading decreased cash flow. This class will be full of scenarios! Increase your knowledge and understanding, and gain the expertise your agency needs to survive in this comprehensive two-day intermediate coding …

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Putting Together the PDGM Puzzle (livestream online training)

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PDGM is the single biggest challenge for home health agencies in 20 years. The last major payment change was in 2000 and 30% of agencies didn’t survive that transition. Texas agencies are also coping with the Review Choice Demonstration on top of PDGM – even though there are no new regulations, the timing and submission requirements will place additional pressure …

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Intermediate Coding with Updates (livestream online training)

In by Sarah BaconLeave a Comment

All of the new coding changes have increased error probability. Lack of training leads to denials, up-coding, or down coding leading decreased cash flow. This class will be full of scenarios! Increase your knowledge and understanding, and gain the expertise your agency needs to survive in this comprehensive two-day intermediate coding course specific for home care coders. Increase your understanding …

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Intermediate Coding with Updates (in-person training)

In by Sarah BaconLeave a Comment

All of the new coding changes have increased error probability. Lack of training leads to denials, up-coding, or down coding leading decreased cash flow. This class will be full of scenarios! Increase your knowledge and understanding, and gain the expertise your agency needs to survive in this comprehensive two-day intermediate coding course specific for home care coders. Increase your understanding …

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Quality Assessment Performance Improvement

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The 2018 Home Health Conditions of Participation require agencies to have a comprehensive quality assessment performance improvement (QAPI) program that can positively impact outcomes in clinical care, infection prevention and control, and effectiveness of interdisciplinary care coordination. Improving your outcomes has never been more important! You may have a “QA” program at your agency now: how effective is it? Does …