BC Advantage - 2019 Issue 1

Home Health Industry Must Prepare for Critical Changes in Payment and Data Reporting

Home health coding professionals face numerous challenges with the looming implementation of OASIS-D on January 1, 2019, and a full overhaul of the home health prospective payment system (PPS) planned for 2020. Professional home health coders, like all other coding professionals, must ensure that all ICD-10-CM coding guidelines are followed, and that ICD-10-CM codes are assigned appropriately and to the highest level of specificity. However, unlike professional coders in other healthcare settings, home health coders are not only responsible for the assignment of the ICD-10-CM codes to the OASIS (Outcome and Assessment Information Set), plan of care, and...

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