SHP releases new PDGM feature: Unacceptable Diagnosis Alert

SHP is pleased to announce the release of a new feature to help home health agencies prepare for coding requirement changes with the January 1st, 2020 implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).

Under the PDGM, primary diagnosis codes are now categorized as either “acceptable” or “unacceptable”, based on inclusion within PDGM clinical groupings. The latest CMS Grouper Tool indicates 43,223 acceptable codes. Using an “unacceptable” code as a primary diagnosis will lead to claim rejection.

Our new Unacceptable Diagnosis Alert will notify users whenever a primary diagnosis code is entered that Medicare deems unacceptable. This will help home health agencies start training their staff now to be ready for PDGM and avoid the delays and lost time associated with claim rejection and recoding. An example of this new informational alert can be seen below.

PDGM Unacceptable Diagnosis Alert

That's not all SHP is doing to help our clients succeed throughout the PDGM transition. We have a whole suite of financial and operational reports in the works, specifically tailored to help home health agencies understand and improve performance under PDGM.

For more detailed information SHP's PDGM initiatives, contact us.

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Managing Utilization Under PDGM with Star Ratings in Mind