Medicare Diagnosis Changes - page 4
Hi All, I got the following message from NAHC regarding proposed CMS changes: NAHC is reporting that in the CMS Open Door Forum held on May 8, CMS indicated thatin the future they will be returning claims to Hospice providers... Read More
- 1Sep 19, '13 by PamRNinTXIn Answer to Stella1688. Our MAC is Palmetto and the current LCD includes:
"ICD-9 Codes that Support Medical Necessity
290.3 SENILE DEMENTIA WITH DELIRIUM
294.21 DEMENTIA, UNSPECIFIED, WITH BEHAVIORAL DISTURBANCE
331.0 ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
331.11 PICK'S DISEASE
331.2 SENILE DEGENERATION OF BRAIN
331.6 CORTICOBASAL DEGENERATION"
- 0Sep 19, '13 by SuesquatchRNWe still admist for straight dementia. I think many folks with ES dementia are not hospice appropriate but they meet CMS criteria. What is really needed is more education, in nursing and medical school, about EOL issues and their management. Many things should be easily managed with hospice-specific intervention.
- 2Hi SuesquatchRN...just to put this out there, there is a bill in congress requesting increased funding for hospice and palliative education to be mandatory in all accredited medical and nursing schools. It has a poor chance of passing but sometimes it helps to write your state rep in support of the bill. Here's the link of you are interested Text of H.R. 1339: Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (Introduced version) - GovTrack.us