Last Modified: 4/25/2019
Location: FL, PR, USVI
Business: Part A
Q: My inpatient claim is overlapping a home health episode with the same date(s) of service. How can I resolve this?
A: Claims for inpatient hospital and skilled nursing facility (SNF) services have priority over claims for home health services, as beneficiaries cannot receive home care while they are institutionalized. Beneficiaries cannot be institutionalized and receive home care simultaneously.
• Verify dates of service on your claim
• If dates of service are incorrect, correct your claim and resubmit.
• If dates of service are correct, it is recommended that you contact the home health agency and ask them to correct their claim.
• Edit exclusions:
• The inpatient claim admission date is the same as the home health agency transfer/discharge date
• The inpatient claim discharge date is the same as the home health agency admission date
• The inpatient claim dates are between the occurrence span code 74 ‘From’ date and the day following the occurrence span code ‘Through’ date
Source: CMS internet-only-manual (IOM), publication 100-04, Chapter 10
, section 30.9
publication 100-04, Chapter 25
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