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Send Home Health & Hospice ICD-10 Coding Questions to the AHCC

Beth Noyce

Comments 4 Tags diagnoses, diagnosis, home care, hospice, ICD-10

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Got questions about ICD-10 diagnosis coding for hospice or home health?

Email your queries to the Association for Home Health Coding and Compliance (AHCC) at:, Subject Line: ICD-10 Workgroup question.

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.

Download your free OASIS-C2 Item Set & Video

Beth Noyce

Comments 5 Tags home care, oasis, OASIS-C2

Prepare now for OASIS-C2. Download your free OASIS-C2 Item Set pdf, and watch my free video introducing the changes you can expect come
January 2017.
In the spirit of the nostalgic new X-files mini series, the truth is out there. Know it.

Get your home health & hospice PEPPERS while they're hot!

Beth Noyce

Tags CMS Targets, diagnoses, diagnosis, home care, hospice, ICD-10, PEPPERs, Therapy

PeppersCatch and prevent improper payments with Medicare's Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER). Both home health and hospice agencies can access their reports through the PEPPER Portal.
These comparative billing reports summarize Medicare claims data to help agency Chief Executive Officers, Presidents, Administrators & Compliance Officers identify payment patterns at their own agencies and compare them with state, regional, and national reports.

OASIS-C2: What's the Scoop?

Beth Noyce

Tags home care, home health compare, oasis, OASIS-C2

Senior couple on couch

CMS presents, as its Happy New Year wish, the latest version of the Outcome Assessment Information Set (OASIS) – OASIS-C2. And next year’s “Happy New Year” gift will be implementing the new OASIS-C2 January 1, 2017.

Three new standardized items & ten modified, renumbered items appear in OASIS-C2. The newest OASIS looks a bit different, too. Single data-entry boxes replace check boxes in OASIS-2 for items with only one possible response, and are formatted like Hospice Information Set (HIS) items – a plus for the RN who works in both home health and hospice.

How Medicare Grinched Christmas, or OASIS-C2 is Coming, Ready or Not. Get a Sneak Peek for Free

Beth Noyce

Tags home care, home health compare, OASIS


Every home health clinician likes caring a lot. 

But Medicare says what home health should do and do not!
A Medicare gift for this holiday season?
OASIS-C2! No one quite knows the reason.