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CMS Expands List of Manifestation Codes under ICD-10 Effective 10-1-16
Management & Leadership Education Sessions at the 2016 Home Care & Hospice Annual Meeting
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CMS Expands List of Manifestation Codes under ICD-10 Effective 10-1-16

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Change Request 9754/Transmittal 3591, the October 2016 Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (I/OCE) Specifications Version 17.3. The document provides updates for the I/OCE that will be applicable for various Medicare services beginning October 1, 2016. Among the changes included in the transmittal is a list of new codes related to diabetes mellitus that will be included in the list of “manifestation codes” in the ICD-10. These codes should be of particular interest to hospice providers as, effective beginning October 1, 2014, use of any manifestation code as a principal diagnosis on a claim for purposes of hospice care has resulted in the claim being returned to provider (RTP). It should also be noted that beginning October 3, 2016, CMS is implementing an edit in the Fiscal Intermediary Shared System (FISS) to RTP a hospice Notice of Election (NOE) if it does not contain a principal diagnosis.

Following is a list of diagnosis codes that are being added to the list of ICD-10 manifestation codes effective October 1, along with their descriptions.

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Management & Leadership Education Sessions at the 2016 Home Care & Hospice Annual Meeting

The educational programming at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s (NAHC) 2016 Annual Meeting will provide many opportunities to improve and acquire management and leadership skills and strategies.

In Focus on the Future: What Tomorrow’s Home Health and Hospice Leaders Should Know Today , gear up for what’s ahead in home care and hospice finances and operations. This session is targeted at developing professionals in these parts of the field. And it’s especially useful for those who are at an early stage in their careers or new to the home care and hospice industry. Get an overview of the dynamic changes that have occurred in home care and hospice during recent years. Knowing where the industry has been is critical to understanding where it’s going under recent payment and service models. Learn about current industry hot buttons, key performance indicators, and the growing importance of communication between departments. We’ll communicate all that and more so you can lead your agency to success. 

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Home is the Center of Health Care at the NAHC 2016 Annual Meeting Conference and Exposition
October 23–25, 2016 in Orlando, Florida

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice invites you to join us and more than 2,500 home care and hospice colleagues in sunny Florida for the 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo. This year’s meeting offers three days of opportunities to learn, connect and discover with unparalleled access to distinguished speakers, hot-topic education sessions and dynamic networking opportunities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit our world-class expo where over 200 specialists will showcase the latest in home care and hospice products and services.

Join NAHC and Save: Register by August 14 and save $400 off the full-conference registration. NAHC members pay $800 for the conference; non-members pay $1,200. Click on the link to the right to register.

The Annual Meeting & Expo boasts 80 education sessions across 10 tracks providing the latest research, developments and news in the home care and hospice industry. NAHC 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo provides comprehensive, carefully planned content along with inspirational keynotes and panel discussions. Click on the link to the right to learn more about education sessions.

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders from around the country – in the classroom and at the Expo. Plus there are opportunities to network at receptions and meals and in one-on-one discussions throughout the conference.

You’ll discover what’s new this year at the Expo, which features over 200 exhibitors demonstrating and showcasing innovative home care and hospice products and services to support high-quality care. To learn more about exhibiting at the 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo, click here.

Host Hotel
The beautiful Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida, is hosting the2016 Annual Meeting & Expo. Book your room early to ensure that you’re just steps away from this year’s conference. (You must first register for the conference to get access to our special room rates at the Gaylord Palms.)

New this Year
My Planner: Take advantage of our online planner and create your own itinerary. Search by keywords or tracks to find the sessions you want to take. And when you’re onsite, you’ll have your personalized plan right on your phone with our conference app.

Learn more about the companies in our Expo before you arrive. Search, research, and interact through our online planner and mark your favorites so when you’re at the Expo you’ll have a personalized floor plan to guide you to the exhibitors you want to see most.

Florida in October is breathtaking. Come early and take advantage of one of our excursions. Whether it’s a theme park or golf, the Kennedy Space Center or a wildlife adventure, check out the options for fun during the registration process.

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