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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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BREAKING NEWS: Z45.2

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

In Blog, News by Sarah BaconLeave a Comment

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 …

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Intermediate Coding with Updates (livestream online training)

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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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Save the date: Insight 2019

In Company 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 …