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Home Health Coding Clinic: ICD-9 Codes for Diabetic Manifestations

Posted on 03. Mar, 2010 by .

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Read on, and we’ll teach you how to pair them up correctly.

Question: Our patient has multiple diabetic ulcers on his toes, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetic retinopathy, and stage 3 chronic kidney disease due

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Hospice Caregiver Case Study

Posted on 03. Mar, 2010 by .

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Time together for Taylor and Tonkka

Time together for Taylor and Tonkka

How one hospice caregiving team came up with a creative way to ease one family’s fears.

So many equate hospice to death, but for

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Hospices Must Provide Even More Claims Data

Posted on 02. Mar, 2010 by .

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This spring, hospices must provide yet another piece of data on Medicare claims. As of Jan. 1, hospices have had to report visits or phone calls for nearly all hospice days billed, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services notes…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Home Health Workers from Occupational Hazards

Posted on 24. Feb, 2010 by .

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These checklists help you keep workers safe and improve retention.

If you’re looking for ways to keep your HHA employees safe and on the job, the Centers for Disease Control

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Home Health Coder’s ICD-10 Transition Checklist

Posted on 24. Feb, 2010 by .

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Be Prepared. Photo: U.S. National Archives

Be Prepared. Photo: U.S. National Archives

Coders may need as much as 80 hours of training to get ready. Break it down into these 4 phases.

The 2013 deadline for moving to…

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Reduce Hospital Readmissions with Home Health EHRs

Posted on 22. Feb, 2010 by .

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Here’s an easy way for physicians to peer into the post-acute ‘black box.’

Looking for funds to implement electronic medical records at your home health agency? Try hitting up hospitals that want to prevent hospital readmissions just…

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Use This New Code For Home Health Transfers

Posted on 17. Feb, 2010 by .

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Say goodbye to claims source of admission codes ‘B’ and ‘C.’

Patient transfers from one home health agency to another can be tricky, and now transfers might get even more complicated with a new billing requirement.

Come July, CMS is…

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New Hospice Claims Edits To Hit In July

Posted on 17. Feb, 2010 by .

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Are you putting the correct site-of-service data on your hospice claims?

More hospice claims data means more billing rules for hospice providers. Now that hospices report site-of-service data on their hospice claims, Medicare is going to start editing claims to…

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Cool New OASIS C Resource: And It’s Free

Posted on 17. Feb, 2010 by .

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We’ve got the link where you can download this 148-page OASIS C manual for free.

Help has arrived for agencies struggling to decode the major changes in patient assessments the new OASIS C requires. An extensive OASIS C Best Practices

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Prepare for OASIS C Login Changes on February 23

Posted on 17. Feb, 2010 by .

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Sharing an OASIS login identification number with everyone else in your agency will soon be a thing of the past.

Beginning Feb. 23 and ending July 27,the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be changing the way you log…

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