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Respite care

Chanke

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What code would you use for respite care?

Our Rural Health Facility (a CAH) recently started inpatient hospice/palliative care and am unsure how to code respite care.

Thanks!
 

ohn0disaster

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I believe that the code you're seeking is in the V60 code range. V60.5 states Holiday relief care, provision of health care facilities to a person normally cared for at home, to enable relatives to take a vacation. V60.4 states No other household member able to render care. If you look in the Tabular List, this code is further explained as to circumstances substantiated for use. These are secondary codes only and would need a primary dx code indicating what care was given/why care was given.

Hope this helps?
 
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preserene

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V60.5 seems to be more closer. But the criteria of 'terminal illness' be meet with for Respite Care, right?
 
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