Posts tagged ‘field 21’

May 26, 2011

Oops! That darn POC and case mix codes

Thank you to a subscriber who asked about a recent entry … sometimes we all lose track of the information floating in our heads:
Question: I have been following your blog entries. On April 15, 2011, you blogged that the resolved case-mix codes need to be placed on the POC. You suggested field 21. In order for me to change a current practice, I need the resource for your quote. I can not seem to find it in the CoP’s. Would you mind giving me the resource?

Lisa says: That was actually an older blog that got recycled by mistake.
There was a requirement in the OASIS manual, but when the OASIS manual was revised it was omitted. We dont know whether it was omitted by mistake or on purpose.

April 15, 2011

Place those case-mix codes on the POC

Just a reminder that all resolved case-mix codes, not just active codes, need to be on the POC.

Because CMS may pay case-mix for these codes, they need to be put in the POC, but not in Fields 11 and 13 of the 485 … those are for active illnesses/disease.

There isn’t an “official” spot to put these codes, but I like Field 21.