By Sharon Litwin, RN, MHA, HCS-D / Posted on: April 8, 2021
It remains challenging to code COVID-19 for patients, as there are so many variations seen, especially as time goes on. However, as of January 1, 2021, we have new diagnosis codes that are to be used for COVID-19 patients. They don’t include all of the patient scenarios for the conditions seen after COVID but it is a start.
By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: October 1, 2020
We are extremely proud to welcome 5 Star Consultants’ industry-leading home care coding, OASIS review, and clinical consulting team to HPS. Together with their knowledge and experience, HPS is a stronger full-service home care and hospice resource for both current and new clients.
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.