Diagnosis Coding Changes Proposed in 2013 PPS Notice Carry Negative Impact

In the 2013 Prospective Payment System (PPS) proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revealed a plan that would result in the prohibition of reporting any diagnosis codes other than fracture codes in OASIS at M1024. In the July 13 Federal Register notice, CMS stated that when they updated and released Attachment…