Presented by Michael Tidd
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Top 3 Methods for Proper Diagnosis Coding
The process of Diagnosis Coding takes more than Googling a diagnosis to determine the code to use for your patients. There are defined rules that need to be followed to code properly. CMS has been increasingly focused on proper diagnosis coding practices and increasingly returning claims to providers that have coding errors. It is imperative to know how to code correctly.
Understand the “Rules” for “Proper” coding
Learn how to know whether a code is valid for PDGM Primary
Verbalize two tools that provide guidance for when codes cannot be used together
Michael Tidd has over 19 years of experience in the Home Care Industry and is a frequent speaker at HealthCare Synergy Workshops and Webinars. He is a Software Developer, LVN and Certified in ICD-9/10 Coding and OASIS (COS-C, HCS-D). As the Clinical Manager for HealthCare Synergy, he directs the Outsourced Management Services, assists in directing the development of the Healthcare Assistant Web Edition, oversees the Clinical Documentation Auditing provided to clients and directs the Clinical Form Development for the Healthcare Assistant Web Edition. Michael continues to educate agencies in the ongoing regulations that CMS produces, the proper application of the Medicare Conditions of Participation and completing timely, accurate and defendable clinical documentation to survive in the current Medicare Reimbursement Model.