Home Health Coding, OASIS, and Quality Boot Camp

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Home Health Coding, OASIS, and Quality Boot Camp

Product Code: OACC

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Home Health Coding, OASIS, and Quality Boot Camp

Course Overview

Earn ANCC credits while empowering yourself to tackle the most pressing challenges your agency faces.

Join coding and OASIS experts for the Home Health Coding, OASIS, and Quality Boot Camp as they guide participants through lingering ICD-10 issues, OASIS documentation, value-based purchasing, documentation auditing, and star ratings.

Instructors will provide guidance on proper documentation for quality measures to ensure your agency provides quality care—and shows it. They will also review the top coding problems home health agencies struggle with, identify what case-mix changes mean for home health, and teach methods to evaluate your staff documentation and coding proficiency so your agency can strive for continued improvement upon returning from the boot camp. Tools, examples, and answers to your questions will be provided in this invaluable live event.

DecisionHealth Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training
Also see our DecisionHealth Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Series as it is a similar class through our sister company, and we have training every spring and fall.

For more detailed information about this boot camp, contact customer service at 800-650-6787 or email customer@simplifycompliance.com.

Home Health Coding, OASIS, and Quality Boot Camp

Course Locations & Dates

Bring our industry-leading faculty on-site to train your staff!
Our account managers and regulatory experts can help you find the training solution best for your staff. Call us at 877/233-8734 for more information.

Home Health Coding, OASIS, and Quality Boot Camp

Course Outline - Full Agenda

  • Day 1: Correct Your ICD-10 Implementation and Documentation
    • Session 1: Correcting Common Problems With ICD-10
      • Top 10 diagnoses:
        • CHF
        • Late effects of CVA
        • Dementia
        • Diabetes
        • COPD
        • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
        • Aftercare orthopedic
        • Neoplasms
        • Lower extremity ulcers
        • Traumatic wounds
      • What is needed to code to the highest level of specificity for the top 10 diagnoses?
        • Severity, specific location, laterality
        • What are the documentation requirements for the top 10 diagnoses?
        • Case study review for correct coding and maximum reimbursement
    • Session 2: How Case Mix Will Affect Your Agency
      • Case-mix comparisons
        • Updated ICD-10 diagnosis grouping list for CY 2016
        • What is included and NOT included in case mix?
      • Manifestation & etiology table
        • Understanding sequencing requirements
      • Initial versus subsequent: 7th character “A” versus “D”
        • NEW guidance from CMS: Understanding when the initial episode is appropriate for homecare
      • Non-routine medical supplies (NRS)
    • Session 3: Good Documentation and Bad Documentation: What Does It Look Like?
      • Unspecified documentation = unspecified coding
      • What is your compliance risk?
      • Key areas of education for clinicians
      • Strategies for accurate documentation: Right and wrong documentation
    • Session 4: Evaluating Your Staff’s ICD-10 Proficiency
      • Productivity and metrics
      • Evaluating proficiency
        • Review two approaches to coder quality review
      • Understanding coder needs
      • Referrals
        • What information needs to be included for accurate coding?
      • Queries to clinicians
  • Day 2: OASIS and Quality Initiatives
    • Session 1: How OASIS Data Impacts Quality Measures
      • Home Health Compare and star rating: How does your agency measure up?
      • Improve OASIS now: Prepare for value-based purchasing (VBP)
        • Pilot VBP began in nine states January 1, 2016
      • OASIS M questions: Specific M questions that impact star rating & VBP
        • Tips for accurate completion
      • Emergent care (M2300s): How discharge and transfer OASIS M questions impact quality measures
        • What items should be reviewed by QI?
    • Session 2: Understanding Quality Improvement Review for Documentation, Compliance, and Reimbursement
      • OASIS accuracy & integrity
        • Review requirements under Condition of Participation 484.20: Reporting OASIS information
        • Audits and quality control checks
          • Review requirements and strategies for clinical record audits
          • Review requirements and strategies for data entry audits
          • Review requirements and strategies for clinical audit visits
      • Quality measures
        • Getting the most out of your quality reports: Understanding the data metrics
        • Tips for accurately reporting M questions that affect these measures
        • What are the five quality reports needed for day-to-day operations?
      • Tracer methodology
        • How to approach a focused review of problem areas
      • Survey activities
        • Understanding top deficiencies in homecare can lead to improvements in documentation


Course Outline-Agenda is subject to change. 

Home Health Coding, OASIS, and Quality Boot Camp

Learning Objectives

The Home Health Coding, OASIS, and Quality Boot Camp offers the help you need to:

  • Ensure optimal reimbursement under ICD-10
  • Identify how ICD-10 could affect your agency’s case mix
  • Evaluate your staff's ICD-10 proficiency to ensure optimal reimbursement
  • Identify OASIS documentation that aligns with your mission to become a five-star agency
  • Ensure proper M item responses for improved outcomes
  • Audit and improve documentation
  • Identify methods to improve quality ratings and prepare for value-based purchasing

Home Health Coding, OASIS, and Quality Boot Camp

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Credits Available

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)   
HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 11 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

California Board of Registered Nursing   
HCPro is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 13.2 nursing contact hours. California BRN Provider #CEP 14494.

Home Health Coding, OASIS, and Quality Boot Camp


Where is the course offered? 
Open registration courses are offered at various locations around the country, typically at mid-priced business hotels, such as the Hyatt Place or Hilton Garden Inn. For a current schedule of upcoming open registration courses, click on "Locations/Dates" above. 

Does HCPro offer this course on-site? 
In addition to our open registration courses, we also offer the Home Health Coding, OASIS, and Quality Boot Camp as an on-site course (with a substantial discount) for organizations that have a number of employees who need training. Call us at 877/233-8734 for more information!

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration? 
Cancellation Policy
Please click here to view our cancellation policy.

Who should attend this course? 

• Administrators 
• Staff educators 
• Directors 
• Owners 
• Nurse Managers 
• Coders 
• Clinicians 

How is the course taught? 
The course is taught using a combination of lecture, class discussion, and hands-on exercises/case studies. 

What do I need to bring to class? 
Bringing you ICD-10 manual is recommended. When you arrive at class, you will receive an extensive notebook of course materials. These manuals will contain all the materials needed for the training. Please ensure room in your luggage for the return trip. 

Does HCPro ever share contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) with other companies? 
Historically, we have not shared contact information with anyone outside of our company. However, it is possible that at some point we might share contact information with other companies that offer products and services that we think would be of interest to our customers. If you would like us to keep your contact information confidential, please let us know so that we can flag your information in our customer database as "Do Not Share." 

How do I get more information? 
Contact customer service at 800-650-6787 or via email at customer@simplifycompliance.com