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Case Mix Diagnosis Points in 2015

For the 2nd year in a row, CMS has dealt a hefty blow to HHA’s by removing some 200 diagnoses codes from case-mix status in the 2015 PPS Final Rule

Last year, CMS removed 170 codes from case-mix status (third consecutive PPS rule with case-mix losses) Blindness/low vision, COPD/pulmonary, Depress/psych 1, 2 are categories that have experienced cuts.

Objectives

  • Understand which diagnoses no longer garner case-mix points (dollars) under the PPS 2015 Home Health Final Rule effective January 1, 2015
  • Understand the reasons CMS has removed points from these diagnosis categories
  • Understand which OASIS M-items no longer garner case-mix points/reimbursement
  • Understand what documentation requirements are necessary to support primary and other diagnosis assignment on claims

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