Add Greater Detail with These Essential V Codes

July 2012
Home Health ICD-9 Alert;Jul2012, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p51
The article provides tips on how home health coders use V codes accurately and effectively in the U.S. It notes that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services warns the industry against overusing V codes. These codes report a variety of circumstances that influence a patient's condition as well as different types of aftercare and therapy. Trish Twombly of Foundation Management Services states that status V codes describe a current medical condition that is not receiving any treatment.


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