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(Live stream online training) Intermediate Coding with Updates

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September 22-23, 2020 | Online via live stream 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Course info All updated with 2021 coding changes and up-to-date info 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 …

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ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes: FY 2021 Available

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FY 2021 ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes are available on the 2021 ICD-10-CM webpage. The 2021 ICD-10-CM files below contain information on the ICD-10-CM updates for FY 2021. These 2021 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 and for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. 2021 Code …

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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] Breaking Down Coding Clinic First Quarter Update

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[Live Webinar] Breaking Down Coding Clinic First Quarter Update April 22, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM CST Answers, wee love answers! The Coding Clinic First Quarter 2020 provided many useful updates for home health, hospice & LTC coders, including: Coding stenosis and spondylosis at the same time Diabetic manifestations when the patient no longer has diabetes And more Join …

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New Code for COVID-19 Effective April 1

In COVID-19, ICD-10, News by Lisa Selman-Holman7 Comments

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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BREAKING NEWS: Z45.2

In ICD-10, News by Sarah Bacon9 Comments

Remember when the Coding Clinic said we couldn’t place Z45.2 as a secondary and our world as we knew it fell apart? Well, we can put those pieces back together. Follow along with Lisa in this quick 10-minute video as she breaks down the problem and provides the resolution!

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If a patient dies while under the care of the home health agency, do we have to complete a Discharge Summary?

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After two years under the “new” Conditions of Participation, I’ve had a question that has come up several times in the last few weeks, so thought I’d share:  If a patient dies while under the care of the home health agency, do we have to complete a Discharge Summary? Researching the CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines: Everything in the CoPs and …

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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)

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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 …