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: