The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to ratchet up the level of detail that hospice needs to include when coding hospice patients in 2018. CMS has steadily increased the coding requirements for hospice coding during past years. CMS currently requires hospice to code all active diagnoses for patients, both those related to the reason for hospice care and those conditions that are other comorbidities that exist but are not directly related to the terminal condition of the hospice patient.
Join this informative session with clinical and regulatory compliance consultant Judy Adams, RN, BSN, to review a selection of new codes for 2018 that are of particular interest to hospice. Judy will look at a variety of case scenarios for a variety of hospice situations, with a special emphasis on situations where there is not a clear definitive diagnosis as the primary reason for hospice care; and situations that have generated additional questions about code selection and sequencing that support coverage of hospice care.
The session will provide you an opportunity to learn about the recent clarifications related to coding guidelines and updates from the Coding Clinic that impact hospice coding as well as the latest new codes available. You will be able to improve your coding accuracy and confidence in ICD-10-CM coding within the hospice setting, decrease lost revenue due to inadequate support for your hospice claims, and improve interdisciplinary coordination and collaboration.
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Who Should Attend
- Judy Adams
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.