PDPM Coding Questions – If a physician diagnoses “sepsis” but no mention of septicemia, and blood cultures come back negative, can you still code “Septicemia” in I2100?

Q: If a physician diagnoses “sepsis” but no mention of septicemia, and blood cultures come back negative, can you still code “Septicemia” in I2100?   A: When you search for septicemia in the ICD-10 coding guidelines, you are cross-referenced to see sepsis &...

5 Action Items in 2020 to Drive 5 Star

Five Star Quality Rating System with Public Reporting 2020 marks 13 years of the Five Star Quality Rating System with public reporting on the CMS Nursing Home Compare website. Since 2008, the rating system and website have evolved with updates in 2012, 2015, 2018 and...