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Home Health & Hospice Articles by Topic: ICD-10

Coding corner: Commonly used codes will raise red flags in new proposed payment system

  • Homecare Direction, Issue 11, November 2, 2017

    If you’re commonly assigning codes N39.0 (urinary tract infection, site not specified...

Coding corner: Avoid chest pain when new heart attack codes take effect

  • Homecare Direction, Issue 10, October 27, 2017

    Ensure that you make the switch from I21.3 (Myocardial infarction (acute) NOS) to I21.9 (Acute...

Coding corner: FY 2018 coding guide-lines: "In" will be equivalent to "with" starting October 1

  • Homecare Direction, Issue 9, September 18, 2017

    Conditions linked in the Alphabetic Index by the word “in” should be considered...

Coding corner: It takes two (codes) to get arterial ulcers right

  • Homecare Direction, Issue 8, August 21, 2017

    Coding an arterial ulcer requires a minimum of two codes: one for the specific condition that...

Prepare for dozens of new and deleted codes not previewed in the proposed set

  • Homecare Direction, Issue 7, July 17, 2017

    Starting October 1, 2017, you’ll be able to capture the severity of non-pressure chronic...

In Focus: CMS expands list of manifestation codes under ICD-10 effective October 2016

  • Homecare E-News, Issue 32, August 22, 2016

    This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issues Transmittal 3591. It...

Inside story | Coding diabetes and related conditions

  • Homecare E-News, Issue 26, July 11, 2016

     The American Hospital Association (AHA) Coding Clinic has clarified the proper way to code...

Weekly Roundup

  • Homecare E-News, Issue 25, June 27, 2016

    In this week's roundup: CMS revises ICD-10 codes. CMS officially finalized the first major...

Inside story | Proper coding for depression

  • Homecare E-News, Issue 13, March 28, 2016

    ICD-10-CM classifies depression under Disorder, depressive, major (MDD), but more information is...

How would we code a trip and fall over a cat in ICD-10?

  • Homecare Q&A, Issue 20, October 16, 2015

    How would we code a trip and fall over a cat in ICD-10?  

The Weekly Roundup

  • Homecare E-News, Issue 39, October 5, 2015

    This past Thursday (October 1, 2015), began the live implementation of ICD-10 across the...

How will OASIS-C1/ICD-10 differ from the data set iteration currently in use?

  • Homecare Q&A, Issue 0, June 9, 2015

     To accommodate the extended effectiveness of ICD-9 after the Protecting Access to Medicare...

Will home health remain exempt from overtime compensation in most circumstances like it has for 40 years?

  • Homecare Insider, Issue 1, January 5, 2015

    Will home health remain exempt from overtime compensation in most circumstances like it has for 40...