The Importance of V and E Codes in Home Health

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Prerecorded Event
Tricia A. Twombly, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C, CHCE
Conference Date
Tue, Feb 28, 2012
60 Minutes
Product Description

Did V codes and E Codes always left you puzzled?


Home Health provides subsequent care and because of that, V codes are common primary diagnoses. Many V codes represent aftercare, status, attention to, or the history of a patient’s condition but only certain V codes are eligible to have the numerical case mix code listed in M1024 for payment. Understanding the guidelines that govern V codes is an important tool for home health coders. In addition, E codes are required when a patient has had an adverse event to a drug or chemical, however, E codes can help avert trauma wound down codes and denials and should be used for best practices.

Join expert, Trish Twombly,BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C, CHCE where she explains the importance of V and E codes in a Power point presentation with many interactive scenarios explaining the ICD-9 official coding guidelines as it relates to accurately coding V and E codes.


-    Discuss aftercare V codes
-    Compare and contrast attention and status V codes
-    Define eligible V codes for case mix value.
-    Explain importance of M1024 in relation to V codes
-    Discuss purpose of E codes

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

Who should attend? Home health clinicians, administrators, owners and HCS-D coding specialists


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About Our Speaker

Tricia A. Twombly - Home Health Coding Expert

Tricia A. Twombly, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C, CHCE, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM Trainer,brings over 23 years of home care experience to her role as senior education consultant and coding specialist for Foundation Management Services. She serves as Advising Editor for the 2011 Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual and is a technical reviewer for both the Diagnosis Coding Pro journal and the on-line education courses for the Board of...   More Info
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