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Learn live! Hospice and Home Health ICD-10 update, and OASIS-C2

Beth Noyce

Tags diagnosis, home care, Home Health, hospice, ICD-10, OASIS

People learning in classroom

Education takes time and money.  But shouldn't travel be optional?

Join me in person or online for live workshops on both ICD-10 and OASIS-C2. Attend in person in South Jordan, Utah, or through virtual online streaming.

We're all speeding toward the ICD-10 update (Oct 1, 2016) and OASIS-C2 (Jan 1, 2017) implementations. Come with me (or virtually take me with you) for the next hospice and home health care update adventures.


2017 Hospice Rule is Now Final

Beth Noyce

Tags CAHPS, final rule, hospice, hospice caps

Nurse and older woman

It's final!

On Friday, CMS released the FY 2017 Hospice Final Rule.

Download your PDF version at https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection


Worried about 2017 Hospice Proposed Rule? Comment by 6.20.

Megaphone

Time to speak up and let Medicare know how hospice professionals feel about the 2017 Hospice proposed rule.

Not sure what the rule says? Watch my free webinar Kinnser sponsored about the 2017 hospice propose rule. You can view it here


DM and Its Related Conditions -- New ICD-10 Direction

Insulin injection

Confused about new diabetes ICD-10 coding rules?

You're not alone.

The newly published direction to code as related any potential manifestation listed in the ICD-10 alphabetical index is a 180-degree turn from what diagnosis coders have done for years.


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."