Staying the course: Lessons from ponies for upcoming Medicare changes
Aug 31, 2023
There’s a certain kind of magic when watching eq competitions, especially when it involves someone dear to you. Over the weekend, our daughter, Emmy Grace, took part in her first hunter jumper 2-foot...
Fiscal 2023 ICD-10 updates: Understanding new dementia coding
Oct 13, 2022
We have long awaited greater specificity in coding for the persons we serve daily with dementia and now we finally have the opportunity to code specifically tied to severity.
Therapists, take note! Proposed changes to ICD-10 mapping
May 12, 2022
The buzz around the proposed rule for fiscal 2023 continues as providers aim to review, digest and comment on proposed updates to the SNF payment rates, wage index adjustments, methodology for recalibrating...
Therapists, take note! FY 2022 changes in PDPM ICD-10
Aug 12, 2021
The long-awaited final rule for FY 2022 provided updates in payment rates, wage index, value-based purchasing, quality reporting and a pause to the anticipated parity adjustment. Of equal interest, we...
I0020B coding: The right message at the right time
Feb 11, 2021
Ever receive the exact right message at the right time? It happened to me last night at 9:21 p.m. EST. A simple email of thanks and kindness landed in my inbox. A thanks, really at that time undeserved,...
Copernicus update! The Earth now revolves around ICD-10 codes
Oct 03, 2018
In the past, our skilled nursing world has revolved around a sun of its own, known as resource utilization groups (particularly the lucrative high-therapy ones). Now, however, according to the details...
ICD 10: revenge of the weird and obscure
Nov 02, 2015
It was just about a month ago that providers transitioned to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision – ICD-10. While the early reviews have been decidedly mixed, one thing is...
RelayHealth Financial has completed $25B in claims using ICD-10 codes
Oct 20, 2015
RelayHealth Financial had processed $25 billion in claims using ICD-10 codes as of Monday, the company said.
ICD-10: Senior care makes the transition
Genice Hornberger, RN
Oct 05, 2015
Providers who cannot generate ICD-10-compliant claims by October 1, 2015, will see those claims returned for correction, which will mean delayed reimbursement for services provided, ultimately affecting...
CMS won’t deny claims for first year of ICD-10 transition
Jul 08, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it will work with the American Medical Association to ease the transition to ICD-10, including a 12-month grace period when claims won’t be...