Home Health Coding Center Tips and Tricks
- Mental & Behavioral Conditions
Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common conditions encountered by home health. Diabetic complications can manifest in many areas of the body – the eyes, kidneys and nervous system, to name a few. Learn how to look up these codes with the Coding Center, including how combination codes simplify coding and what assumptions are now allowed thanks to the Guidelines changes. – Recorded 26Oct17
Access the Diabetes slides here.
Mental & Behavioral Diagnoses
FY2017 & FY2018 have ushered in hundreds of additions and revisions to Chapter 5 — Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Discover how to use the Coding Center to navigate the changes to both the Alphabetic Index and Tabular. And learn what resources the Coding Center provides for DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition). - Recorded 29Nov17
Access the Mental & Behavioral Diagnoses slides here.
When should a pain code be assigned and when is it acceptable to list one as the primary diagnosis? An Alphabetic Index search for “pain” returns nearly 200 results. And more than 225 codes return in the Tabular when you search “pain” there. Learn what additional terms can be used to narrow those results to a more manageable number, and where to find the Guidelines and tips to help you properly assign the codes. - Recorded 18Dec17
Access the Pain slides here.