Home Health & Hospice

How are nonroutine supply points calculated?

Homecare Insider, June 6, 2016

Nonroutine supply (NRS) points are calculated from several OASIS questions. The NRS adds additional reimbursement to the base episodic amount depending on the score. There are six NRS levels. The fifth character of the HIPPS code represents the NRS score. If there is supply charges included on the claim, the last character will be alpha (S–X). If there are no supply charges on the claim, the code will be numeric (1−6). The episode is reimbursed the additional payment whether there are supply charges on the claim or not.