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New Condition Code for Reporting Home Health Episodes with No Skilled Visits

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Posted: 22nd Feb 2017

Change Request (CR) 9474 informs you of revisions of the Medicare billing instructions for home health claims to allow the use of a new condition code - 54. The code indicates that the HHA provided no skilled services during the billing period, but the HHA has documentation on file of an allowable circumstance. Make sure that your billing staffs are aware of these changes