Icd-9 Codes - page 2

Recently our clerical/biller/coding expert took a job elsewhere and in the meantime, myself and a clerical person have been handed the job of assuring the correct codes are on 485's. HELP!!! WHAT... Read More

  1. by   renerian
    Jenny I have the ingenix one and it was 149. I can post the phone number if you want.

    renerian
  2. by   NRSKarenRN
    From CMS: Diagnosis Coding for Medicare Home Health under PPS

    Diagnosis Coding for Medicare Home Health under PPS The purpose of this document is to assist home health agencies in understanding correct diagnosis coding ...

    http://cms.hhs.gov/providers/hhapps/hhdiag.pdf


    Had to dig up this link while at work. It is a self learning packet but need to know something about coding to really get value out of it. Does help to learn prioritizing diagnosis for OASIS.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Feb 22, '03
  3. by   JennyHHRN
    NRSKaren-
    I can't thank you enough for your latest web link. What year was this info published? I know that will be my manager's next question.

    Thanks again, (You are a home health angel of knowlege!!)
    Jen
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    This came out in Fall 01 ---think Nov/Dec as my Manager at the time had all the Intake/UR RN's complete as an inservice, corrected answer sheet with rationale why recomended codes used.

    I learned a few things---NO ONE documents dominant/non-dominent hemiplegia in all my years (18) in homecare. Also, late effects of CVA per this article is to be used for clients if care rendered THREE MONTHS PAST CVA date---I had been coding that only after a year had gone by so agency missing out on additional dollars as some staff never even used that as a diagnosis but was a factor attecting pts ability to perform wd care, draw up insulin etc.

    Ingrained in my RN education: learn one, do one, teach one, share the skill/knowledge learned.

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