Neuro I codes are one of the special case mix categories of ICD-9 codes that are subject to the special CMS rule to capture higher case mix points associated as a primary diagnosis, even when a V code displaces the actual Neuro I code in M1020. More than 30 Neuro I case mix codes generally require considerable resources to care for these patients. This program will look at how these codes may apply in the home health setting.
Please remember, incorrect or incomplete coding involving Neuro I conditions can result in a loss of $400 to nearly $800 per episode.
Join now for this enlightening session where expert speaker Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C, will demonstrate how to gain important case mix points and correctly code Neuro I conditions, including acute infections of the brain and spinal cord, late effects of benign and malignant brain neoplasms and head injuries.
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 coders, QI personnel, patient care coordinators and others in the home health agency that are vested in ensuring the agency is coding properly and receiving all the case mix points they are entitled to receive.
- 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.