Healthcare Provider Solutions

Archives: 2018, July

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Hospice HEART Update

By Katie Wehri / Posted on: July 30, 2018

The retooling of the Hospice Evaluation and Assessment Reporting Tool (HEART) is a significant development. CMS has been moving rather expeditiously on the HEART tool, and it is believed the tool is one of the key components necessary for future changes in hospice including payment refinement.

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Big Changes for Hospice Billing – MLN Matters SE18007

By Katie Wehri / Posted on: July 11, 2018

CMS recently released MLN Matters SE18007 which details recent and upcoming improvements to Medicare hospice billing. Two recent improvements – Electronic Submission of the Notice of Election (NOE) and Correcting Election or Revocation Dates using Occurrence Code 56 – are summarized and additional upcoming improvements are addressed.

Diagnosis Coding for Home Care

Diagnosis Coding for Home Care – Tips for Success

By Sharon Litwin, RN, MHA, HCS-D / Posted on: July 2, 2018

As the first year of PDGM has unfolded there have been many twists and turns in the new complexity of coding in home care. Many of the diagnosis codes we had been utilizing in home health, are no longer allowed as a primary diagnosis, called unacceptable primary diagnoses. Coding has always been important in home care, but is increasingly being scrutinized. Stay ahead of the game and ensure that your coding is up to par.