TITLE

Diagnosis Codes Slated For Elimination No Longer Predict Costs, CMS Says

PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Eli's Home Care Week;9/5/2011, Vol. 20 Issue 32, p202
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data on scrapping justification of two hypertension codes such as the 401.9 or essential hypertension and 401.1 or benign essential hypertension in the 2012 home health prospective payment system (PPS) case mix model. The CMS data indicates that the diagnoses code does not contribute to high home health patient resource costs. It adds that the removal of the two codes was proposed by CMS in 2010.
ACCESSION #
64923603

 

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