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The ICD-9-CM Expert for Home Health Services, Nursing Facilities and Hospices, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 is Ingenix’s specialized ICD-9-CM resource that delivers expertise for all three post acute facilities.

With the easy-to-use layout that incorporates updated ICD-9-CM codes and critical coding and reimbursement edit alerts on the same page as the code being selected, you’ll be able to code with increased precision and efficiency. Plus, receive a free Fast Finder with quick reference lists of codes that impact case mix.

This product supports HIPAA compliance by providing the approved standard code set (ICD-9-CM), the official coding guidelines, references for official coding advice, coding instructions and conventions required under HIPAA. Plus! Resources pertaining to payment systems and coding for these facilities. Do it right … in less time.

Features & Benefits:
  • New! - Includes an ICD-9-CM Fast Finder for Home Health Services, Nursing Facilities and Hospices, at No Additional Charge. Two-sided laminated sheet contains commonly used HHA, SNF and hospice ICD-9-CM codes so you can quickly locate the code you’re looking for
  • Ingenix Edge - 10 Steps to Correct Coding. Step-by-step instruction to improve coding accuracy and use of ICD-9-CM conventions more effectively
  • Ingenix Edge - Intuitive Color Coding and Symbol System. Quickly identify coding and reimbursement issues specific to home health, skilled nursing and hospice for improved coding accuracy and work efficiency
  • Ingenix Edge - Additional Digit Symbol in the Tabular and Both the Disease and Procedure Indexes. Color-coded symbols alert the coder as to whether the code is invalid without a fourth or fifth digit
  • Ingenix Edge - Symbols Identify V Code Sequencing Restrictions. Quickly identify when V codes can be used only as a primary or only as an additional diagnosis
  • Exclusive - Email Alerts for Special Reports. Alerts sent by email inform you when crucial information is posted on our website so that you can stay current with the latest regulatory and ICD-9-CM code changes
  • Current Official Code Set with Instructional Notes and Conventions, and Complete Official Coding Guidelines. Be in compliance with HIPAA Transaction and Code Set requirements to avoid delayed or denied claims and costly fines for violating HIPAA requirements
  • AHA’s Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM References. AHA Coding Clinic provides the official coding advice that every coder in every health care setting must follow for ICD-9-CM
  • Definitions and Illustrations. Verify correct code selection using clinically oriented definitions and illustrations that give the user an in-depth understanding of anatomy and disease processes
  • New and Revised Code Symbols and Dated Pages. Quickly identify new code information and the date of the most the recent change so you can perform accurate retrospective claim audits
  • Dictionary-style Headers, QuickFlip™ Color Tabs, Legends and Keys on Each Page. Save time and improve coding efficiency by locating a specific section more quickly
  • Summary of New Code Changes for 2008. Eliminate the guesswork and reduce denied claims due to use of outdated codes
  • Earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) per Scenario from the Academy
For Home Health Agencies
  • Exclusive - Excerpts from the Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule. Better forecast revenue by understanding the prospective payment system and how it will affect overall reimbursement of home health services
  • Exclusive - Notation Identifying Diagnoses That Group to the Clinical Dimension. Quickly identify primary and secondary diagnoses that group a patient to clinical dimensions, helping to ensure appropriate reimbursement
  • Medicare Home Health Manual Section 204. Quickly locate coverage information for home health services
For the Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Exclusive - Color Coding for RUG-III Classification System. Know the ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedure codes that may qualify a SNF patient for assignment to a particular clinical category under the new reimbursement system for accurate claim submission
  • Code of Federal Regulations 42CFR Parts; Resource Utilization Groups (RUG-III). Understand patient classification groups of the new SNF prospective payment system (PPS) to improve reporting and appropriate reimbursement
  • Official Coding Guidelines Specifically for Skilled Nursing Facilities. Coding guidance that will ensure compliance
For Hospice Services
  • Exclusive - Color Coding for Hospice Noncancer Diagnosis Codes. At a glance know which diagnosis codes may qualify a noncancer patient for hospice care before submitting a claim, and reduce delays and denials
  • Guidelines Addressing the Medicare Hospice Coverage of Noncancer Hospice Care. Know what criteria need to be met for a noncancer patient to be eligible for hospice care before submitting a claim, and reduce delays and denials
Publisher: Ingenix
Size: 8.5” x 11”, Softbound
Edition: 2008
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2009 ICD-9-CM Expert for Home Health, Nursing & Hospices, Vol. 1, 2 & 3 (Spiral)
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