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Prepare or Perish: The ICD-10 Conversion Deadline is Almost Here

By Ginny Kenyon, Kenyon HomeCare Consulting

The deadline for transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding is coming quickly. On October 1, 2015, home care agencies will be required to begin using the new codes, which are going from 5 to 7 digits. 82 more words

ICD-10 Coding

But Our Survey was Perfect!

The state has come through and scrutinized every piece of paper in your office, gone on multiple home visits and even complimented you on your Infection Control Program.  There’s absolutely no reason to be concerned when some ADRs are received from Medicare.  How could an agency as perfect as yours be denied payment? 994 more words

Home Health Nursing

ICD-9 Coding Errors That Are Costing Your Home Health Agency

By Ginny Kenyon, Kenyon HomeCare Consulting

While the conversion to ICD-10 has been postponed to October 2015, many home health agencies are still making ICD-9 coding errors… 123 more words

Home Health Consultant

Why Outsource Your Agency’s ICD-9 Home Health Coding?

Home health agencies often fail to collect their full reimbursement due from insurance agencies and clients because of ICD-9 home health coding errors. These simple errors can lead to lost revenue, costly delays, insurance denials, and even reviews by insurance providers. 465 more words

Home Care Consultant

Documentation Myth

When you code, what do you review?

One myth that is prevalent in home health is that the nurse must chart on the primary diagnosis. This is a good rule of thumb but it is not a law or anything. 548 more words

Home Health

Hospice Coding

72 percent of hospice claims list only one diagnosis. The diagnosis used most often is Debility. The third most frequently used diagnosis is adult failure to thrive. 616 more words

Delaine Henry

Train on ICD-9 to prepare for ICD-10

Prior to the news about the postponement of ICD-10 the most common question was, “Why should we continue with ICD-9 training when “10” is on the horizon?” The answer is simple. 142 more words