Home Health Coder’s ICD-10 Transition Checklist

Posted on 24. Feb, 2010 by in Tool Kit.

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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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In-Home Palliative Sedation Checklist for End-of-Life Cancer Care

Posted on 23. Feb, 2010 by in Hot Topics.

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We’ve got the link to this handy tool from Spanish researchers

Hospice providers won’t want to miss a well-researched checklist recently published in the journal Palliative Medicine.

Researchers

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Reduce Hospital Readmissions with Home Health EHRs

Posted on 22. Feb, 2010 by in Did You Know?.

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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 in Tool Kit.

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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 in Did You Know?.

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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 in Tool Kit.

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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 in Breaking News.

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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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Test Your OASIS C Savvy

Posted on 10. Feb, 2010 by in Did You Know?.

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How well do you really understand M2000 and M2002?

Scenario: On Friday you admit Mr. B, a patient with complex needs who is new to your agency. On your second visit on Saturday you compile a list of medications for

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Your Fast, Easy Connection to Home Health Web Sites on CMS

Posted on 10. Feb, 2010 by in Tool Kit.

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Want to get to the OASIS C guidance you’re looking for fast? Bookmark this handy page of links.

If you’re looking for the home health information below, just click the link and we’ll take you straight to the page you…

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President’s Budget Calls For Billions In Home Care Cuts

Posted on 10. Feb, 2010 by in Breaking News.

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Prepare for fraud scrutiny to ramp up under new 2011 proposal.

Comprehensive health care reform may be up in the air, but President Obama expects billions of dollars to be stripped from home health agency spending one way or another.…

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