P stands for Patient in PDGM, a first in reimbursement. Despite PDGM's impact, agencies must work to keep the patient at the forefront. QIRT offers tips on how.
QIRT's PDGM Fit List Tip #1: Make Technology Work For You, Not Against You. PDGM relies on accurate data. RCM has never been more important. QIRT can help.
A tightly interwoven loop illustrates the impact of quality reporting on star ratings ... and the importance of the relationship between the two. Star ratings encourage providers to strive for higher levels of quality. They support consumers’ health care decision-making by providing easily recognizable differences in quality when selecting a health care provider. The higher the... Continue Reading →
By Corinne Kuypers-Denlinger, Vice President, Post-Acute Care Growth Strategies, QIRT. Originally published in the e-newletter of the Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council This is the first in a three-part series of articles about outsource coding and OASIS review. The purpose of this series is to help home health and hospice agencies determine if outsourcing this critical business... Continue Reading →
QIRT ICD-10 quality pros Sherri Parson, Garland Broussard, and Michelle Horner, provide six tips to help you achieve and maintain home health coding success.
Home health industry leaders QIRT and A.D. Maxim aim to provide more service and expertise to the industry. FLORAL PARK, N.Y. - June 2, 2016 - PRLog -- QIRT (Quality In Real Time), provider of home health and hospice coding, consulting, billing and education services, announced today that A.D. Maxim and its subsidiary, CQI Coding... Continue Reading →
AHIMA has clarified coding of Diabetes and assumed manifestations, and QIRT will adjust coding practices accordingly. As of today, May 23, 2016, QIRT will code Diabetes and assumed manifestations per AHIMA clarification. The guidance is in relation to the use of the subterm “with” in the alpha index. The ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and... Continue Reading →
Good morning, from Quality in Real Time. Are you ready to start your New Year off with coding and OASIS practice? Each week I’ll be sending out an OASIS C1/ICD-9 question and an ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding scenario. Take the time to work through each of these scenarios and check your answers with next week’s... Continue Reading →
Responses to scenarios for 12/1/14 ICD-9: Could you explain how to use V54.81 and V54.82 when coding patients who have had a joint replacement? V54.81, aftercare following joint replacement, has been commonly used for patients who have received a joint prosthesis or a repair of a joint prosthesis. V54.81 best reflects the type of care... Continue Reading →
Good Monday morning, I hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holidays last week! Here are the responses from 11/17 questions and scenarios. OASIS C1/ICD9: What does the home health resource group, or HHRG, measure? The Medicare Home Health PPS recognizes that different patients use different amounts of resources. The system attempts to predict patient resource use... Continue Reading →