Archive for April, 2010

April 26, 2010

2011 code changes are here

The release of new, revised and deleted codes for 2011 reflects the recent trend of fewer code changes, and with many of the changes reflecting more specificity rather than new diagnosis additions.

More specific codes deal with blood diseases and iron, fecal issues, such as smearing and incontinence, and more than 60 new V codes, many focusing on personal history, BMI, and codes that reflect inuries due to warfare, such as foreign objects left in the body.

Go to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System p. 1044 to see the code changes that go into effect Oct. 1.

April 26, 2010

Home Health Insight is finally here!

After years of trying to get a blog rolling, Home Health Insight is finally here! This blog will give you the latest news and thoughts I have on diagnosis coding and assessment issues in home health, and so much more! I can’t wait to educate you through this blog, and to have some fun, too!