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PDPM - Where are We Now Q&A: Part 7

Posted by The Harmony Team on Fri, Feb 28, 2020

C.A.R.E.S.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency Survey


Question 7 of 9: In order to capture IV fluids for hydration, do we need documentation supporting reason is for hydration/nutrition, or can we assume IV fluids are delivered for this purpose?

Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) recommends reviewing the hospital documentation including the MAR prior to establishing the ARD for the 5-day assessment so that all resident complexities are included.

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Topics: Coding, PDPM, AHIMA

PDPM - Where are We Now Q&A: Part 6

Posted by The Harmony Team on Tue, Feb 25, 2020

C.A.R.E.S.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency Survey


Question 6 of 9: I am curious as to why organizations do not hire a credentialed coder/Medical Records professional to abstract, review, code, and audit for the primary and secondary diagnoses codes using ICD-10-CM.  Do you hear this as a recommendation?  Do you recommend? 

Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) has found that professional coders are not needed by SNF facilities for several reasons.

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Topics: Coding, PDPM, AHIMA

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