New at Noyce Consulting — diagnoses
Medicare's "Independence At Home" demonstration is studying whether providing chronically ill patients with in-home visits by primary-care providers results in both enhanced care delivery and cost savings. I applaud this Obamacare gem.
I also believe the program should stretch further and partner with home health agencies to provide a full health-care package to the beneficiaries served, regardless of homebound status.
Got questions about ICD-10 diagnosis coding for hospice or home health?
Until recently, diagnosis coders had no option but to request official diagnosis coding guidance and clarification from CMS' designated coding gurus at the American Hospital Association's (AHA) "Coding Clinic." But hospice and home health agencies report receiving conflicting and/or inapplicable guidance that could lead to payment delays or claim denials.