On December 21st, NAHC clarified the appropriate use of 2011 G-Codes. The new service codes are required for all episodes beginning on or after January 01, 2011. As a result, agencies will experience a time of transition in regards to service codes.
For example, an episode beginning December 20th, 2010 will use the current service codes for all visits, including those which occur in 2011. Episodes beginning on January 01, 2011 or later will require the new service codes.
In preparation, agencies will need to create new service codes for episodes beginning in 2011, while using the current service codes for all episodes which begin in 2010.
GLMI will be offering a training video to walk you through the process of creating new service codes and explain the transition period. The video will be posted to the Blog early next week.
For a listing of all 2011 service codes, please click here. The new codes for home health services are G0157 through G0164.
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