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Overview

PDGM success starts with the proper coding and compliance

This year, we’ve combined coding and compliance into an agenda packed with knowledge to help you succeed under PDGM at the Home Health Coding & Compliance Summit. You’ll hear from the nation’s top home health experts on the topics that matter most ─ from the details on coding accurately for common health diseases to dodging survey deficiencies by building a culture of compliance.

Join us for:

  • Deep dive into coding for common home health diseases
  • Tips to avoid questionable encounter codes and improve documentation
  • Practice scenarios & more practice scenarios
  • Compliant and practical intake and discharge strategies
  • Strategies to avoid top survey issues
  • Time to network, share ideas, and ask experts questions

Agenda

Pre-Conference
August 3, 2020


9:00 a.m. — 4:25 p.m.
Choose your pre-conference track. These sessions run concurrently.

Track A
Documentation improvement in the Post-PDGM World
9:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
Start with the Basic to Make Documentation a Simpler Process
Annette Lee, RN, MS, COS-C, HCS-D

  • Explain what Medicare covers in the home health setting
  • Recognize the pieces of documentation required for a compliant claim

10:30 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
How to Get Better Documentation from Clinicians and Physicians
Annette Lee, RN, MS, COS-C, HCS-D

  • Formulate ways to get better information from coders
  • Recognize how to create a compliant query

TOOL: Sample query

11:25 a.m. — 12:40 p.m.
Rev up Documentation to Survive Your Agency’s Next Review
Annette Lee, RN, MS, COS-C, HCS-D

  • Identify ways coding and documentation impact compliance
  • Explain ways to ensure coding is consistent with face-to-face documentation, plan of care and OASIS

12:40 p.m. — 1:40 p.m.
Networking Lunch — Provided

1:40 p.m. — 2:55 p.m.
Sleuth through Documentation: Workshop
Annette Lee, RN, MS, COS-C, HCS-D

  • Select appropriate codes based on documentation
  • Recognize information needed to code as found in sample documentation

2:55 p.m. — 3:10 p.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

3:10 p.m. — 4:25 p.m.
Key Documentation Tips Made Even More Important under PDGM
Annette Lee, RN, MS, COS-C, HCS-D

  • Identify what is required under PDGM and how it impacts payment
  • List key components of documentation made even more important by PDGM

Track B
Coder’s Role in the Revenue Cycle
9:00 a.m. — 4:25 p.m.
Choose your pre-conference track. These sessions run concurrently.

9:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
How Coding Determines Payment under PDGM
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C

  • Describe PDGM
  • Determine the types of data to look at under PDGM

TOOL: PDGM case-mix reference sheet

10:30 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
Expertly Handle a Change in Focus of Care or Patient Condition in the Middle of a Certification Period
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C

  • Define a significant change in condition
  • Discuss ways the coder and biller can work together when a patient’s condition changes in the middle of an episode of care

11:25 a.m. — 12:40 p.m.
Pick up the Pace to Ensure Faster Coding and Faster Claim Submissions
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C

  • Determine strategies to quickly get information needed to code
  • Recognize ways to improve coding turnaround time

12:40 p.m. — 1:40 p.m.
Networking Lunch — Provided

1:40 p.m. — 2:55 p.m.
Work through Sample Scenarios to Identify Revenue Breakdown Based on Code Selection
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C

  • Differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate coding choices

2:55 p.m. — 3:10 p.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

3:10 p.m. — 4:25 p.m.
Balance the Ethics of Coding While Still Demonstrating You Understand the Financial Impact of Incorrect Coding
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C

  • Differentiate between compliant and noncompliant coding
  • Explain PDGM and best practices for coding

4:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.
AHCC Member Evening Reception
Join AHCC board members, industry experts, and your fellow AHCC members for an exclusive evening reception. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks as you network with fellow members and discuss challenges you face and how you solve them.
AHCC board members and staff will engage in lively discussion around the most challenging coding and regulatory issues facing home health. Enjoy the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussion or simply enjoy the social side of AHCC membership by spending time with colleagues.

How to RSVP for the AHCC Member Reception:

  1. Call customer service 1-855-255-5341
  2. Contact Megan Ireland at 1-855-255-5341 x6025 or mireland@simplifycompliance.com
  3. You must RSVP by Thursday, July 30, 2020
  4. Not a member sign-up now and save $100 off your conference registration.


Main Conference – Day 1
Tuesday, August 4



8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Working Together: Deconstructing Silos, Bringing Together Coding, Compliance and Payment
Dee Kornetti, MA, PT, HCS-D, HCS-C, COS-C

  • Explain how home health coding, compliance, and payment professionals can work together
  • Identify strategies for supporting colleagues

TOOL: Agency interdepartmental compliance checklist

10:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
Expert Panel: Hot Topics in Home Health
Robert W. Markette, Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C; Robin Seidman, RN, MSN, MBA, COS-C, HSC-D, LNCC, and Karen Tibbs, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C

  • Identify key challenges for home health professionals
  • Explain strategies for success

11:25 a.m. — 4:25 p.m.
Choose your track. These tracks run concurrently.

Track 1 – Deep Dive into Coding
This track is for coders who want to dive deep into coding guidelines whether you’re preparing to sit for the HCS-D or want to take your coding to the next level.

11:25 a.m. — 12:40 p.m.
Choosing the Correct Cardiac/Circulatory Codes
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C

  • Explain recent key changes to common home health cardiac diagnoses
  • Identify the five types of MIs and how to code for each
  • Choose the correct code for CVAs

TOOL: Heart attack types: Guide to coding heart attacks

12:40 p.m. — 1:40 p.m.
Networking Lunch — Provided

1:40 p.m. — 2:55 p.m.
Tackle the Challenge of Diabetes Coding
Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C

  • Recognize the “with” assumptions that can be made when coding diabetes
  • Select the corrects codes for “poorly controlled” or “uncontrolled” diabetes
  • Demonstrate the correct sequencing for cases involving multiple manifestations


TOOLS: Quick guides to diabetic neurological complications; manifestations linked by ‘with,’ diabetic kidney complications; and decision trees for other specified diabetic complications and diabetic retinopathy

2:55 p.m. — 3:10 p.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

3:10 p.m. — 4:25 p.m.
Work through COPD and Other Respiratory Conditions
Brandi Whitemyer, RN, CDIP, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-D

  • Classify the correct primary diagnoses for appropriate clinical grouping under PDGM.
  • Illustrate how to code for complex respiratory conditions that may require multiple codes.
  • Identify the impact of frequently diagnosed and coded secondary conditions.

TOOL: Respiratory conditions quick reference flow chart


Track 2 – Day in the Life of a Coder
This track is for practical tips and real-life scenarios for coders, administrators and QA staff.

11:25 a.m. — 12:40 p.m.
Guidelines vs. Conventions: What Takes Precedence?
Brandi Whitemyer, RN, CDIP, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O

  • Justify when to refer to coding conventions when it conflicts with a tabular guideline
  • Compare coding conventions vs. tabular guidelines
  • Select which instructions take precedence in specific scenarios

TOOL: ICD-10-CM decision making tree tool for coding conventions and guidelines

12:40 p.m. — 1:40 p.m.
Networking Lunch — Provided

1:40 p.m. — 2:55 p.m.
Keys to Successful Coding Audits in PDGM
Karen Tibbs, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C

  • Perform an accurate audit of coding focused on 1CD-10 accuracy
  • Explain high-risk time points
  • Develop a quality assurance process

TOOL: Start of care episode audit checklist

2:55 p.m. — 3:10 p.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

3:10 p.m. — 4:25 p.m.
Strategies for Smooth ADR and Post-Payment Review Processes
Annette Lee, RN, MS COS-C, HCS-D

  • Name the different groups that could audit your charts
  • Explain medical review hierarchy
  • Describe the required technical components to ensure success with ADRs

TOOL: ADR process checklist


Track 3 - Compliance
Regulatory updates and strategies for developing and managing a strong compliance program

11:25 a.m. — 12:40 p.m.
Embedding Compliance in the Everyday
Lori Apple, RN, CLNC, HCS-C

  • List strategies to get buy-in for compliance from employees
  • Identify best practices for designating a compliance officer and committee
  • Explain the requirements for conducting compliance training and education


TOOLS: Corporate compliance officer job description, education and training for compliance and ethics, investigation plan sample, compliance committee confidentiality agreement

12:40 p.m. — 1:40 p.m.
Networking Lunch — Provided

1:40 p.m. — 2:55 p.m.
Build a Compliant Foundation: Written Policies and Procedures and Standards of Conduct
Dee Kornetti, MA, PT, HCS-D, HCS-C, COS-C

  • Learn how to develop and implement policies, procedures and standards of conduct that are specific, compliant and enforceable
  • Identify common home care risk areas and claims-processing issues
  • Learn the key policies and procedures that will help safeguard your agency

TOOL: Clinical orientation checklist/preceptor form

2:55 p.m. — 3:10 p.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

3:10 p.m. — 4:25 p.m.
Intake and Discharge: Start Strong and Keep Compliant
Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C
Identify ways to establish compliant and executable intake and discharge processes
Explain the additional information gathering required for intake and discharge under PDGM

TOOL: Re-engineering Discharge (RED) for home health and enhanced intake process form

4:25 p.m. — 5:25 p.m.

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall


Main Conference - Day 2
Wednesday, August 5



8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. — 4:25 p.m.

Choose your track. These tracks run concurrently.
Track 1 – Deep Dive into Coding
This track is for coders who want to dive deep into coding guidelines whether you’re preparing to sit for the HCS-D or want to take your coding to the next level.

9:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
Stay Ahead of the Game: Get the Latest from Coding Clinic
Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA

  • Recognize two updates to coding guidance
  • Explain one major change to coding guidance that took effect within the past year
  • Bonus: Submit your coding questions to mherr@decisionhealth.com by June 1, and we'll get them to Nelly so she can answer them during the conference. Please use “Nelly question” in your email’s subject line.

10:15 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Master Coding for Complications
Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C

  • Compare code selection for different complication codes
  • Distinguish when to move from a 7th character A to a D
  • Describe how to code for infectious diseases

TOOL: Complications coding guide

11:40 a.m. — 12:40 p.m.
Part 1: Coding for Wound Care in a PDGM World
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C

  • State the steps needed to decide which codes to assign for various wounds
  • Select the proper codes for wound compilations including trauma wound and burns
  • Determine how to apply new codes implemented in the FY2020 ICD-10 code update for deep tissue injuries

TOOL: Coding complicated wounds guide

12:40 p.m. — 1:40 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:40 p.m. — 2:55 p.m.

Part 2: Coding for Wound Care in a PDGM World
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C

  • State the steps needed to decide which codes to assign for various wounds
  • Select the proper codes for wound compilations including trauma wound and burns
  • Determine how to apply new codes implemented in the FY2020 ICD-10 code update for deep tissue injuries

TOOL: Coding complicated wounds guide

2:55 p.m. — 3:10 p.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

3:10 p.m. — 4:25 p.m.
Understand Coding for Neoplasms
Brandi Whitemyer, RN, CDIP, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O

  • Correctly interpret the neoplasm guidelines and sequencing instructions
  • Explain how to code for both common and uncommon complications of neoplastic disease
  • Identify comorbid conditions often seen in patients with neoplasms

TOOL: Neoplasm morphology and histopathology quick reference

Track 2 – Day in the Life of a Coder
This track is for practical tips and real-life scenarios for coders, administrators and QA staff.

9:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
Stay Ahead of the Game: Get the Latest from Coding Clinic
Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA

  • Recognize two updates to coding guidance
  • Explain one major change to coding guidance that took effect within the past year
  • Bonus: Submit your coding questions to mherr@decisionhealth.com by June 1, and we'll get them to Nelly so she can answer them during the conference. Please use “Nelly question” in your email’s subject line.

10:15 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Best Practices to Break through Barriers to Coders’ Productivity
Lynn Speckels, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C

  • List at least two strategies for improving coder productivity
  • Identify at least one-way productivity can be improved based on changes around PDGM
  • Illustrate ability to gather required information from doctor’s offices

TOOL: Intake, referral and pre-coding checklist for efficient PDGM coding

11:40 a.m. — 12:40 p.m.
Training Staff: How to Make It More Fun and Interactive
Jennifer Warfield

  • Identify one strategy to make training interactive
  • List at least one way to help coders understand where to search for applicable diagnoses
  • Compare different approaches to training

TOOL: Quick reference guide for unacceptable ICD-10 codes in PDGM

12:40 p.m. — 1:40 p.m.
Networking Lunch


1:40 p.m. — 2:55 p.m.
Coding, OASIS and PDGM: What You Need to Know
Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C

  • Discuss how incorrect OASIS responses negatively affect reimbursement
  • Explain how M1033 and M1800 items fit into case mix under PDGM
  • Define clinical grouping under PDGM

TOOL: Examples of incorrect OASIS affecting reimbursement


2:55 p.m. — 3:10 p.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break


3:10 p.m. — 4:25 p.m.
How to Advance in Your Career as a Coder
Lynn Speckels, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C

  • Describe at least one strategy for advancing in a career as a coder
  • Identify at least one way to get more professional recognition
  • List two skills to develop in order to get to the next level

TOOL: Sample resume template

Track 3 - Compliance
Regulatory updates and strategies for developing and managing a strong compliance program

9:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
Current Trends in Compliance
Sandy Decker, RN, BSN

  • Identify the latest developments in home health compliance
  • Recognize common reasons for claim denials
  • Analyze key regulations

10:15 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break


10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Handling Complaints and Developing Disciplinary Action
Robert W. Markette, Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C

  • Identify best practices for receiving compliance complaints
  • Set effective standards for consequences for non-compliance

TOOL: Checklist for employee discipline

11:40 a.m. — 12:40 p.m.
Recent Survey Issues in Home Health and Hospice
Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C

  • Identify top home health survey issues
  • Recognize strategies for avoiding survey deficiencies

12:40 p.m. — 1:40 p.m.
Networking Lunch — Provided

1:40 p.m. — 2:55 p.m.
Suddenly, a Knock at the Door: Preparing for Survey and More
Robert W. Markette, Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C

  • Identify how to respond to outside review
  • Prepare staff for surveyor visits

TOOL: Policy on employees’ rights in a survey/investigation


2:55 p.m. — 3:10 p.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break


3:10 p.m. — 4:25 p.m.
Compliance Audits: Promoting Effectiveness and Preventing Pain
Sharon Harder

  • Identify components of a compliance audit
  • Measure effectiveness of an audit


Main Conference – Day 3
Thursday, August 6



8:00 — 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Knowledge Download Workshop: Reviewing the Biggest Lessons in Coding and Compliance

  • Identify key takeaways from the conference
  • Analyze strategies for coding and compliance

10:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

Choose your track. These sessions run concurrently.
Track 1 – Deep Dive into Coding
This track is for coders who want to dive deep into coding guidelines whether you’re preparing to sit for the HCS-D or want to take your coding to the next level.

10:15 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
Accurately Code for Fractures, Joint Replacements
Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C
• Choose the correct codes for both trauma and pathological fractures
• Conclude how to code for joint explantations
• Discuss the correct coding for a joint replacement due to a pathology or fracture
TOOL: Fractures decision tree; 7th character A vs. D decision tree, musculoskeletal coding guide
11:15 a.m. — 12:40 a.m.
Correctly Code for Sepsis
Brandi Whitemyer, RN, CDIP, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-D
• Identify appropriate provider documentation to assign acceptable primary diagnoses
• Recognize when multiple codes are needed or not needed when coding sepsis
• Differentiate appropriate codes for bacteremia vs. sepsis vs. septicemia vs. SIRS
TOOL: Sepsis definitions and coding classification quick reference guide and a complicated sepsis tool
12:40 p.m.
Adjourn
1:15 p.m. — 2:15 p.m.
Study Session for HCS-D Certification Exam
Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C


Track 2 – Day in the Life of a Coder
This track is for practical tips and real-life scenarios for coders, administrators and QA staff.


10:15 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.

Best Practices for Hospice Coding
Maurice Frear, HCS-D, HCS-H

  • Determine appropriate terminal diagnoses codes
  • Explain changes in coding habits for hospice
  • Differentiate between related vs. unrelated diagnoses

TOOL: Non-acceptable primary/terminal diagnoses for hospice

11:15 a.m. — 12:40 a.m.
Re-examining the HOPE Tool: Stay on Top of Preparation for Things to Come
Maurice Frear, HCS-D, HCS-H

  • Explain the HOPE instrument
  • Differentiate between a chart data extraction tool and a direct patient assessment data set
  • Describe specific hospice tool changes


TOOL: HIS and proposed HOPE instrument comparison guide

12:40 p.m.

Adjourn


Track 3 - Compliance

Regulatory updates and strategies for developing and managing a strong compliance program
10:15 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
Top 10 Documentation Mistakes to Avoid
Sharon Harder

  • Identify ways to avoid common documentation mistakes
  • Recall compliant documentation requirements

11:15 a.m. — 12:40 a.m.
Test Your Documentation Compliance Skills
Sharon Harder (moderator); Dee Kornetti, MA, PT, HCS-D, HCS-C, COS-C; and Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C

  • Demonstrate knowledge of compliant documentation requirements
  • Identify ways to improve documentation

TOOL: Patient-centered care planning form


12:40 p.m.
Adjourn

1:15 p.m. — 2:15 p.m.
Study Session for HCS-C Certification Exam
Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C

Exam Day
Friday, August, 7, 2020
BMSC HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H & HCS-C Exams


8:00 — 8:55 a.m.
Exam Registration


9:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
HCS-D Certification Exam


9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
HCS-O, HCS-H and HCS-C Certification Exams*
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Certifications Offered
• Home Care Coding Specialist — Diagnosis for ICD-10 (HCS-D ICD-10)
• Home Care Clinical Specialist — OASIS (HCS-O)
• Home Care Coding Specialist – Hospice (HCS-H)
• Home Care Specialist – Compliance (HCS-C)
*Attendees can only take one of the exams offered onsite. For more information, visit the Certification tab on the website.

Continuing Education

CEUs and BMSC Certification
Earn up to 21 BMSC CEUs

These programs have been approved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) for the following CEU credentials

Main Conference: 15 HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, or HCS-O CEUs
Pre-Conference: 6 HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, or HCS-O CEUs

Certifications Offered

HOME CARE CODING SPECIALIST — DIAGNOSIS (HCS-D)
BMSC has developed the Home Care Coding Specialist — Diagnosis (HCS-D) certification to affirm proficiency with ICD-10-CM medical coding requirements. The HCS-D certification is granted to coding professionals who demonstrate their skill to identify primary and secondary diagnoses from medical documentation, and report those diagnoses on a medical claim to the highest degree of specificity.
Coding and reimbursement professionals who hold the HCS-D certification know how to:

  • Assign accurate diagnosis codes and ensure the completeness of patient documentation;
  • Ensure home health agencies receive proper reimbursement;
  • Communicate coding knowledge with confidence;
  • Collaborate with clinicians, physicians and/or managers/administrators;
  • Ensure that all coding-related activities are done in a legal and ethical manner that supports agency policy, regulatory and professional guidelines.
  • For more information about HCS-D certification and study resources, visit ahcc.decisionhealth.com, or purchase BMSC’s Home Care Coding Specialist — Diagnosis (HCS-D) ICD-10 Certification Study Guide, 2020.

HOME CARE CLINICAL SPECIALIST — OASIS (HCS-O)
BMSC has developed the Home Care Clinical Specialist — OASIS (HCS-O) certification to assure your agency has a skilled, knowledgeable and productive clinical staff. Going well beyond understanding CMS guidelines, HCS-O certification is granted to clinicians who have demonstrated the clinical skills and judgment necessary to assess a patient's condition correctly and the knowledge to complete an OASIS-D1 assessment form accurately.
Clinicians with HCS-O certification know how to:

  • Complete the OASIS-D1 assessment form
  • Document medical necessity
  • Make connections between OASIS, documentation and coding
  • Measure and report outcomes
  • For more information about HCS-O certification and study resources, visit ahcc.decisionhealth.com, or purchase BMSC’s Home Care Clinical Specialist — OASIS (HCS-O) Certification Study Guide, 2020.

HOME CARE CODING SPECIALIST — HOSPICE (HCS-H)
BMSC has developed the Home Care Coding Specialist — Hospice (HCS-H) credential for candidates who are professionals skilled in classifying medical data from patient records, generally in the hospice setting. These coding specialists review patients' records and accurately assign codes for hospice appropriate diagnoses and conditions. The HCS-H certification examination assesses proficiency in hospice specialty coding.
Professionals who hold the HCS-H certification know how to:

  • Utilize specialty knowledge and experience to better interact with clinicians and providers
  • Understand both basic and more advanced coding principles and guidelines
  • Ensure their providers receive appropriate reimbursement
  • Provide direction and instruction to less experienced coders in the workplace
  • Demonstrate coding skills daily
  • For more information about HCS-H certification and study resources, visit ahcc.decisionhealth.com, or purchase BMSC’s Home Care Clinical Specialist — Hospice (HCS-H) Certification Study Guide, 2020.

HOME CARE SPECIALIST — COMPLIANCE (HCS-C)
BMSC has developed the Home Care Specialist — Compliance (HCS-C) credential for home care professionals skilled in establishing, implementing, and monitoring a home health agency's compliance program, specifically with state and federal regulations related to agency operations. Successful HCS-C candidates will possess expertise in understanding and implementation of written policies, procedures and standards of conduct, understanding the 7 elements of a compliance program, ability to administer standards through nationally recognized disciplinary guidelines, and knowledge of the OIG's standards.
HCS-C certified specialists are considered leaders in the industry because they:

  • Administer Medicare regulations governing care delivery to beneficiaries
  • Implement and communicate the elements of an effective compliance program
  • Ensure that the program meets OIG standards in supporting the agency's mission of delivering quality patient care and outreach to the community
  • Provide direction and training to less experienced staff
  • Monitor and audit an agency's adherence to the program
  • For more information about HCS-C certification and study resources, visit ahcc.decisionhealth.com, or purchase BMSC’s Home Care Specialist — Compliance (HCS-C) Certification Study Guide, 2020.

Important facts about the credentialing examinations:

  • A separate registration and fee is required to sit for the exam on site at the Coding Summit
  • For HCS-D and HCS-H certification exams, candidates MUST bring a current ICD-10-CM coding manual and a photo ID to the test. Books will not be provided to exam candidates, nor is book sharing allowed (among candidates). We recommend DecisionHealth's Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual, 2020.
  • In addition to the above referenced coding manual, for the HCS-D and HCS-H exams, you may take the FY2020 official guidelines provided HERE into the testing room. Please note, only the watermarked guidelines provided through this link will be allowed into the testing room as an additional resource.
  • For the HCS-C certification exam, candidates MUST bring a photo ID to the test, but there are no allowable materials.
  • For the HCS-O certification exam, candidates MUST bring a photo ID and an OASIS Form Companion OR allowed documents clearly labeled and bound in ONE binder. Resources will not be provided to exam candidates, nor is sharing allowed (among candidates).
  • Electronic code look-up systems are NOT allowed in the testing room. A hard copy coding manual is the only allowed ICD-10 code set resource.
  • Coding Manual Rules

ALLOWED

  • The hard copy coding manual may have alphabetic and tabular section dividers (A through Z) that are affixed.
  • You may have annotations written on the coding manual pages including the notes pages at the back of the manual but they must be free of any notes containing coding rules and guidelines from other reference materials (for example, Coding Clinic, Home Health ICD-10-CM Coding Answers, and similar materials).

NOT ALLOWED
Post-It notes

  • Loose papers or any other papers attached by any means
  • The exam proctor reserves the right to deny code books that contain excessive writing and information that may give the candidate an unfair advantage.

Location

Location

Where: Paris Las Vegas
3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109

Experience everything you love about Paris, in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. At the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, you are transported to the “City of Lights” with all the same passion, excitement, and ambiance of Europe's most romantic city. This guestrooms and suites include custom European furniture, extravagant marble baths, rich fabrics and luxury appointments to rival the finest Parisian hotels. Plus, a 540-foot tall replica of the Eiffel tower, two-third size Arc de Triomphe and views of the Bellagio’s fountain show.

Due to demand for hotel room nights we negotiated the best pricing across each of our contracted conference dates as follows:

Sunday, 8/2/20 – $76/night + $30 daily resort fee

Monday, 8/3/20 – $76/night + $30 daily resort fee

Tuesday, 8/4/20 – $76/night + $30 daily resort fee

Wednesday, 8/5/20 – $83/night + $30 daily resort fee

Thursday, 8/6/20 – $99/night + $30 daily resort fee

Reservation Center: 1-800-358-8777 and mention DecisionHealth Events or book online 

Pricing

Regular Pricing
Pre-Conference only (August 3, 2020)
Retail Price: $599

Main Conference (August 4-7, 2020)
Retail Price: $1,295

Best Value Main Conference & Pre-Conference (August 3 - 7, 2020)
Retail Price: $1,796
(Save: $125)

AHCC Pricing
Pre-Conference only (August 3, 2020)
Retail Price: $599

Main Conference (August 4-7, 2020)
Retail Price: $1,195

Best Value Main Conference & Pre-Conference (August 3 - 7, 2020)
Retail Price: $1,169
(Save: $225)

Fastest ways to register:

  • Register Online
  • CALL 1-855-225-5341

Multiple Attendees?
Groups of 3 or more: Save an additional 10% off the lowest price
For multiple attendee discounts, contact Megan Ireland 855-225-5341 x6025 or mireland@decisionhealth.com.

Questions?
Call customer service at 1-855-225-5341 or email customer@decisionhealth.com.

*Please note that the program materials will be available via download and the conference app only. A download link will be provided prior to the event, but a printed book of the presentations will not be available on-site.