M1024 Change Comments Illustrate Dire Consequences

December 2012
Home Health ICD-9 Alert;Dec2012, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p91
The article discusses some of the proposed changes to M1024 coding and their implications. The proposed changes include restricting M1024 to only permit fracture (V-code) diagnoses codes which according to the International Classification of Diseases-9th revision-clinical modification (ICD–9–CM) cannot be reported in a home health setting as a primary or secondary diagnosis, and changing logic to award maximum points for Diabetes, Skin 1, or Neuro 1 when listed in M1022b.


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