The presence of depression, dementia and other psychiatric conditions can make a difference in both the length of care and the types of services needed to address a home health patient’s needs even when a psychiatric nurse is not involved in the case. Accurate coding is important in home health to “paint the full picture” of the patient’s situation and receive the most appropriate reimbursement allowable.
Register now for this educative session presented by expert speaker Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, and in just 60-minute she will review an array of psychiatric codes commonly seen with home health patients as well as demonstrate which codes contribute case mix points to the home health resource group that determines the amount of payment for the episode. Also, Judy will address how the diagnosis codes and OASIS items need to support one another.
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, quality improvement staff, supervisors and clinical staff that work in home health agencies.
- 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.