Home About UsExpert QIRT Quotes QIRT Quotes: QIRT experts are routinely quoted in industry resources. QIRT experts are routinely asked for their input on current events in home health, hospice, skilled nursing facilities and more. Check out the articles below for news on ICD-10, OASIS, PDGM, PDPM, ADRs, RCD and everything post-acute. PPS rule: PDGM CMS adds more than 4,000 primary diagnosis codes to drive PDGM clinical groups In an article originally published in Diagnosis Coding Pro Health, Sherri Parson, director of staff development with QIRT spoke about the addition of the I13.2 code (Hypertensive heart and chronic kidney disease with heart failure and with stage 5 chronic kidney disease, or end stage renal disease). "Allowing this code to trigger a clinical group makes sense and is a welcome addition," says Parson. "By leaving this code out initially, CMS likely was trying to avoid duplication of services based on the idea that a dialysis center would be providing care." Read the article and view QIRT's contribution to Tool of the Month. Original publication: Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health Special Issue article12/2018; coding tool 2/2019. Shared with permission. Managing Your Bottom-line in an Ever-changing Regulatory Environment Corinne Kuypers-Denlinger, VP of Post-Acute Growth Strategies at QIRT, was recently published in HCAF's newsletter. In this article, Corinne shares with members her expertise and knowledge on the potential impact of PDGM and discusses the pros and cons of outsource coding. Read Corinne's article. Nearly All HHAs Flunked TPE Review In Latest Round “That failure rate is disheartening; unbelievable." Joe Osentoski weighed in on the exceedingly low compliance rates under home health Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) reviews. Read more here about the implication of results such as: "CGS reviewers completed 28 non-responses to Additional Development Request probes (5A004) in the three-month period, and found all 28 agencies non-compliant, moving them to round 2 as well." Copyright 2018, Eli Research. Reproduced with permission from Eli’s Home Care Week. For subscription information, call (800) 874-9180.