Spot Check Your CAD Coding or Risk Case Mix Points

July 2012
Home Health ICD-9 Alert;Jul2012, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p49
The article focuses on the importance of checking home health coronary artery disease (CAD) coding or risk case mix points in the U.S. It describes two coronary artery disease codes that home health coders apply frequently which include Coronary atherosclerosis of unspecified type of vessel, native or graft and Coronary atherosclerosis of native coronary artery. It notes that Chronic ischemic heart disease unspecified is the only code that is not a case-mix code in the 414 category.


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