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Hospice Diagnosis Coding

presented by Annette Lee, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C

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Financial: Annette Lee receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Annette Lee has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 22 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 16 Minutes

CMS clarified that hospices must report all diagnoses identified on hospice claims, whether or not they are related to a patient's terminal prognosis. For that reason, hospice clinicians must have a thorough understanding of what must be considered in ICD-10 coding for hospice patients. This course will define components that must be considered in ICD-10 coding for hospice patients and is appropriate for hospice nurses, coders, and administrators.

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Annette Lee, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C

Annette is a registered nurse who has been practicing since 1990, with the majority of her nursing experience being in public health care. She has a master's degree in health care administration. In 2000 she joined the home health intermediary Cahaba GBA, where she became an instructor, providing education to home health and hospice providers…

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1. Diagnosis Coding for Hospice

In this chapter, we will discuss the various components that must be considered in ICD-10 coding in hospice, as well as strategies to differentiate between primary, secondary, and comorbid diagnoses. Additionally, this chapter will review strategies for obtaining information necessary for accurate coding of the hospice patient.

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