TITLE

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

PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Eli's Home Care Week;7/18/2011, Vol. 20 Issue 26, p202
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information given by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that the diagnosis codes were planned to be eliminated but they are no longer predictors of higher home health patient resource costs.
ACCESSION #
75373907

 

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