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Category Archives: ICD coding

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How’s Your Coding Going? Is ICD-10 Taking A Back Seat To...

It's easy to see why you may have taken the foot off the gas when it comes to coding. You dealt with COP changes, and potentially the review choice demonstration and then PDGM hits. Oh, let's not forget the pandemic in all of that. If you are just...

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Do You Keep Your Coders On Their Toes? Do They End...

Education, Education, Education. You have done your due diligence. You hired a certified coder or you outsourced coding to an agency using only certified coders. That's fantastic. Now, what next? You may be wondering what we mean? What do you do to...

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So, You Think Your ICD 10 Diagnosis Coding Is On Point?...

Right now, you may have a great system in place for ICD 10 coding. Whether in-house or outsourced, it may currently run like a well-oiled machine.  Today, we want to talk about about what you do if tomorrow, your system implodes. While awful to...

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As ICD Coding Becomes More Complicated, It Is Time To Outsouce...

ICD 10 coding changes just like everything else in the world of home health. If you don't change with it, then you will get annihilated when you audit your charts or someone audits you. Ultimately, in order to cover yourself when the rubber hits the...

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To Code Or Not To Code? That Is The ICD Question....

Today, many agencies with a small Medicare footprint minimize the importance of proper coding. So, for the purposes of this posting, we would like to consider why the size of your Medicare census is irrelevant to how you code. Let's look at the...

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What’s In An ICD 10 Code?Do You Write Care Plans For...

An ICD 10 code is more than just a few digits on a 485. We may know this from a reimbursement standpoint, but not always consider it from the clinical end. I'm going to age myself a bit and rewind to a time when nurses did their own coding which...

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