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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: Nikefan25 on December 20, 2017, 01:08:49 PM

Title: Trasitional Care Management
Post by: Nikefan25 on December 20, 2017, 01:08:49 PM
I am new at coding and billing and I'm learning how to bill transitional care management/post hospitalization. Can u bill for any diagnosis or only particular ones.
Title: Re: Trasitional Care Management
Post by: Michele on December 20, 2017, 01:36:13 PM
We are also starting to bill for transitional care.  I found a couple of really good articles:

http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/medical-economics/news/billing-transitional-care-management?page=full 

http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/medical-economics/news/user-defined-tags/99495/making-sense-new-transitional-care-codes

Title: Re: Trasitional Care Management
Post by: Nikefan25 on December 20, 2017, 02:57:28 PM
yes I saw those sites but it doesn't say if its for all dx, my old office manager told me you can only bill for COPD, Pneumonia, Heart failure and heart attack but I don't see that being true it what ive read just wanna make sure im doing it right
Title: Re: Trasitional Care Management
Post by: kristin on December 20, 2017, 03:02:20 PM
No, it is not just for those dx's. I bill TCM codes all the time, and there are no diagnosis restrictions.

EDITED TO ADD: Also, there is no longer a 30 day waiting period before you can submit the claim. They can now be submitted the same day the TCM is done, or anytime thereafter.
Title: Re: Trasitional Care Management
Post by: Michele on December 21, 2017, 08:04:30 PM
Good to know about the 30 day waiting period!  Thanks!