Code order for home health services


I realized this thread is a bit old, but thought id answer

and im assuming you meant E11.621

Z48.00 should be at the bottom.

unless the specific Z code is an aftercare for a surgical procedure, or a resolved condition that still requires home health, that is going to be your focus of care, you would not code it primary.

Pretty much all your Z codes should be at the bottom.

You are taking up valuable real estate in the top six with dx that won't add to case mix.