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Why are we switching to ICD-10-CM for Home Health Coding?

There have been delays…

On January 16, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a regulation requiring the replacement of ICD-9 with ICD-10 as of October 1, 2013. In February 2012, HHS announced it...

Posted by Steven Steggles on Jan 12, 2015

Home Health Care Policies: Face to Face Requirement Lawsuit Proceeds

Home Health Care Policies- The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) has filed a lawsuit this year challenging the face-to-face requirements set forth by CMS. Last June, the NAHC board of directors approved the lawsuit to be set forth and remarked that the...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Jan 7, 2015

Home Health Care Management: 2015 Medicare Reimbursement Changes

Last week CMS announced it’s final rule regarding reimbursement changes in the Medicare home health care management prospective payment system (HH PPS) for the upcoming 2015 year. These changes will ultimately reduce payments to home agencies by .3%, or roughly $60 million dollars.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Nov 4, 2014

Home Health Coding: What are ‘Etiology’ versus ‘Manifestation’ ICDs?

‘Etiology’ and ‘Manifestation’ Home Health Coding on OASIS

In home health coding certain cases, ICD-9-CM guidelines require more than one diagnosis code to report a condition. The use of two diagnosis codes in is called “mandatory multiple coding,” “dual classification,” “dual...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 30, 2014

How to Use ‘V-Code’ Home Health Care Coding Correctly on OASIS

The use of V-code home health care coding on OASIS is considered an “assignment of last resort.”

A V-code refers to a treatment protocol for a known disease, such as dialysis for kidney disease requiring, physical therapy for a fractured hip or medication monitoring for Coumadin or...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 1, 2014

Home Health Care Billing Software: How to submit electronic claims

Home Health Care Billing Software: How to bill home health invoices…

Insurance companies (i.e. Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield etc. and private payers) accept home health billing three (3) ways:

  • on paper
  • electronic submission by uploading an electronic file,
  • ...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 26, 2014