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    Default Coding for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)

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    Does anyone know if there is any documentation out there specifically for Coding in a Skilled Nursing Facility?

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    York, Pa


    Quote Originally Posted by critchie View Post
    Does anyone know if there is any documentation out there specifically for Coding in a Skilled Nursing Facility?
    I would check the cms website they have just about everything listed there.

    Good luck
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC

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    what particular thing are you looking for... I do some nursing home coding...

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    I'm not looking for anything in particular. I have been doing billing and coding for a nursing facility for 4 years and have been full time for the past year and a half. I am taking classes to become CPC certifide. I am taking the test June 28th. I have seen alot of things for coding for specific specialties but nothing specifically for nursing facilities. I was just wondering if anyone knew if anything existed.

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    Hi critchie,

    Carol Buck pg.65 and 606

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    What is the name of the book by Carol Buck this information is in?

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    sorry I dont' think I can help you, because I do the physician part of the skilled nursing home... maybe some info from medicare part A could help you . Since nursing homes tend to deal more with Medicare Part A. I am not sure what state you are from, but here is the website for the medicare for my state


    if you go to that i think you will be able to get to the national government services website for medicare.... anyway do a look up for SNF facilites... and maybe they can give you some info.

    * sorry if that was not any help *

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    Louisville, KY


    Check out Ingenix, not sure what's there but they do cover some SNF facility publications.

    Really, true SNF coding is facility-fee coding (think hospital, ASC, etc). Medicare is a good source for information--look under RUGs, which is the manner in which SNFs are reimbursed.

    That is not my specialty, but I've offered what I can.

    Good luck to you.
    Kevin B. Shields, RHIT, CPCO, CCS, CPC, COC, CCS-P, CPC-P, CPC-I

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