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Code as Linked DM and Any Condition Listed Under "With" in Alpha Index

Beth Noyce

Tags diabetes, home care, Home Health, hospice, ICD-10

Physicians no longer need to confirm a link between diabetes and any condition that appears as a potential manifestation of diabetes in the ICD-10 Index below diabetes' subentry "with."

Don't forget to comment on OASIS-C2!

OASIS-C2 replaces OASIS-C1/ICD-10 January 2017, in whatever final form it takes. You can help determine what that final form will be if you submit your OASIS-C2 opinion and ideas to CMS, as long as you do so by May 31, 2016.

Tell NAHC About Your Probe and Educate Audit Results

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Has your Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) requested five home health patient records for pre-payment review?

Did the MAC deny payment for any of them?

Survey Deficiencies May Expose Home Health & Hospice to False Claims Act Suits, Pending Supreme Court Decision

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NAHC announced today (20 April 2016) that the Supreme Court is considering arguments made yesterday (19 April 2016) that billing CMS for home health or hospice services implies that the billing agency complies with all Conditions of Participation.

"The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on April 19, 2016 in a case that has broad implications for any provider doing business with Medicaid and/or Medicare. . .

PRESSURE INJURY -- It's the New Pressure Ulcer

Blanchable vs non blanchable pressure ulcers

Say "good-bye" to pressure ulcers.

Say "hello" to pressure injuries -- in Technicolor!

The infamous, only-wounds-to-stage skin lesions are now called "pressure injuries" an April 13, 2016 National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP or, should I say, NPIAP?) news release says.