Home health agencies must ensure that their diagnosis coding can withstand the rigors of audits and review by a multitude of reimbursement and regulatory bodies.
In recent years home health agencies have generally received very few requests for medical records and audits. However, with the advent of new Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), Recovery Auditor Contractors (RACs) and Zone Program Contractors (ZPICs), home health claims will receive increased audit scrutiny to ensure that the claim was paid appropriately.
Join Judy Adams to zoom in on the key requirements that support accurate ICD-9-CM diagnosis coding. Judy will also give you instruction on basic principles for the selection of diagnosis codes for home health episodes.
PLUS: Case examples that illustrate the best selection and sequencing of diagnosis codes for sample home health situations.
Here's a sample of what's covered in this session:
- Apryl Swafford
Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, has been involved in health care in numerous health care setting over the span of her career. She has been involved in nearly every aspect of home health care over the last three decades including direct clinical care, supervision, administration and quality improvement.