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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 Scenario for 11/10/14 Question: How do I code a patient who had a failed skin graft? Answer: There are two codes for rejection of a failure of a skin graft. Code 996.52 is used for the rejection of a natural skin graft and 996.55 is used for a dislodgment, displacement, failure, non-adherence, poor incorporation... Continue Reading →
Determining whether to make a change to M1740: cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric symptoms that are demonstrated at least once a week, can be a challenge to any OASIS user, but knowing item intent and response specific instructions can help you conquer making unnecessary mistakes. M1740 identifies specific behaviors associated with significant neurological, developmental, behavioral or psychiatric... Continue Reading →
Point changes, case-mix weight (CMW) changes, and OASIS submission implementation requirements could have a huge monetary impact on your agency. There is potential to lose millions of dollars in revenue if the proposed rule is implemented as it has been issued. Case-mix weights are continuing on the rebasing train. CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid... Continue Reading →
During a recent OASIS training class, I was asked “If a pressure ulcer is treated with a skin graft does the wound become a surgical wound?” The answer is “NO.” According to guidance, “Applying a skin graft to a pressure ulcer or burn does not change the wound to a surgical wound. The pressure ulcer... Continue Reading →
The new CMS OASIS-C Questions and Answers for the fourth quarter 2012 have been released and published on the OASIS Answers website. Once again, there is great information and clarifications. These Q&As can be accessed under the OASIS links and resource section of the OASIS Answers website. Until next time,M