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

In certain cases, ICD-10-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 coding,” or “mandatory dual coding.” One specific example of such mandatory dual...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Aug 22, 2023

CDC Coding Guidelines for COVID-19

Use the following CDC Guidelines for assigning ICD-10 to patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19:

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 11, 2022

Home Health Coding: Medicare Do's & Don'ts under PDGM

With CMS’s Home Health Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) that became effective 1/1/2020, the practice of coding home health OASIS assessments also changed. Before, we recorded six (6) diagnosis codes on the OASIS assessment. Now, we can include up to twenty-five (25) diagnoses on...

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 6, 2020

Home Health Coding: The Real Reason for ICD 10-CM

The reason for the delays…

Home Health Coding - Like the rest of the planet, Home health EMRs and other home health consultants have implemented ICD-10 diagnostic codes. On January 16, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a regulation requiring the...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 19, 2014