TITLE

Expect More Belt-Tightening with Hypertension Case Mix Changes

PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Home Health ICD-9 Alert;Oct2010, Vol. 7 Issue 10, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the proposal of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove hypertension (HTN) from the case mix diagnosis codes. It notes that CMS proclaimed its intention of removing two HTN codes including benign and unspecified hypertension, from the case mix code list in the Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) for 2011. It also explains that the inclusion of the two hypertension codes in the HH PPS list reduces the accuracy of the model.
ACCESSION #
53919830

 

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