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The MDS Coding Corner: Isolation Criteria

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Tue, Feb 14, 2017


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

Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) chart audits across the country reveal a trend in MDS Coding of isolation.  Further scrutiny shows that these coding instances are sometimes lacking documentation to accurately support the coding, while at other times, the coding is a product of definition confusion. For clarification purposes, this blog discusses the coding of isolation or quarantine for active infectious disease (MDS item O0100M). 

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Topics: Isolation, Infectious Disease

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