Class Code: 8842

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

One of the key components of Code 8842 is the client’s need to stay overnight at the facility for the duration of the program or until they no longer need living assistance. Clients are placed into or referred to the group home that can provide assistance for their specific hardships. House parents or counselors live with a limited number of clients in the group home setting and manage the facility. The counselors may also supervise the clients during the day or check in with them periodically throughout the day.

Group homes, orphans’ or children’s homes, rescue missions, temporary shelters for abused persons, and training centers for youths, adults, or physically, mentally, or emotionally handicapped clients are included in Code 8842. The clients are taught how to live with one another and perform daily living chores such as laundry, housekeeping, and meal preparation. Services provided include but are not limited to counseling, limited medical treatment, and occupational or scholastic training for job placement. These services may be provided in the group home or at another location (medical or psychiatric). Clients may be sent to another location during the day to work. Any services provided away from the group home must be separately rated.

Employees include but are not limited to house parents; counselors; cooks; drivers; housekeepers; laundry, security, and maintenance personnel; personal care attendants; nurses’ aides; job coaches or demonstrators; and trainers for work performed in the group home settings. Employees may perform multiple duties at the group home as needed.

Related Operations Not Classified to Code 8842:

   
•    Detoxification centers, alcoholic rehabilitation centers, and narcotic rehabilitation centers are classified to Code 8833 or Code 9040.
•    Juvenile detention centers, “boot camps,” and halfway houses for convicts are classified to Code 7720.
•    Social service organizations are classified to Code 8864.
•    Outpatient clinics in which the insured provides counseling services for clients with mental health or substance abuse issues are classified to Code 8832.
•    Clients involved in on-the-job training or weatherization programs, or who work outside the social service organization, and manual laborers not otherwise classified should be classified as if they were direct employees of the entity for which the on-the-job training or work takes place. Direct supervisors or job coaches who perform any of the above duties with the client outside the social service organization should also be classified as if they were direct employees of the entity for which the on-the-job training or work takes place.
•    If a separate operation exists (provided the risk meets the requirements of the Basic Manual Rule), a secondary classification code should be assigned.
•    Certain enterprises may appear to be “charitable, welfare, or social service” organizations but are not classified as such for workers compensation purposes. An example of an operation that is not included in Code 8842 is public housing apartment units where tenants pay subsidized rents based on their annual incomes. The operation of these buildings is classified to a building maintenance code (e.g., Code 9015).
•    Risks that offer charitable, welfare, or social services and provide significant medical assistance are classified to Code 8833—Hospital. For example, Code 8833 includes hospitals, health clinics, mental institutions, and risks that provide detoxification, treatment, and rehabilitation to alcoholics or narcotic addicts. These risks differ from those assigned to Code 8842 because Code 8833 operations include significant medical treatment in addition to sleeping accommodations, food, and counseling; Code 8842 risks offer a minimal amount of medical assistance while providing the services described above.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 1.76

Construction Exemption Required: No