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Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Series

Coral Gables, FL
November 8–11, 2021

Prepare to tackle the FY2022 code changes, and work through the new coding guidelines and key updates to OASIS guidance!

The margin for error is getting wider, so don’t get left behind! Insufficient and/or no training will lead to claim delays, denials, a coding backlog, and ultimately decreased cash flow.

And the same is true for OASIS and its guidance – you need to understand how to properly answer the most challenging items to ensure your agency receives proper payment in PDGM.

DecisionHealth’s Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training is the answer to your ICD-10 coding and OASIS challenges. This series provides ICD-10 code and OASIS education led by the top home health experts in the nation. Whether your staff needs to train on the new codes and guidelines and/or the OASIS updates, it’s all covered at these intensive boot camps.

Training is approved for BMSC HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, HCS-C CEUs, and Nursing CEs. Plus, now is your opportunity to combine training sessions to maximize your educational experience.

 

Ultimate OASIS Training

Date: November 8, 2021

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Speaker: Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C

Learn how to properly answer the most challenging OASIS items while reinforcing your core OASIS competencies without sacrificing productivity.

OASIS accuracy is the key to documentation compliance, positive outcomes scores and full and proper reimbursement. Attend this full-day, intermediate-level OASIS training on the most challenging items – those questions that continue to create confusion and put your agency at risk when answered incorrectly. You will:

  • Dive into the most challenging OASIS items and guidance, including Section GG, J1800, and J1900.
  • Avoid CMS surveyor scrutiny with best practices for answering the OASIS SOC/ROC in timely fashion.
  • Correctly apply OASIS conventions to item-specific scenarios while also learning how to apply OASIS-specific definitions for terms such as active treatment, care episode, same day, minimal assistance, and more.
  • Master the complicated wound items, including how to report pressure ulcers, stasis ulcers, surgical wounds and trauma wounds, and how to report their healing status.
  • Ensure accuracy in the reporting of cognitive patterns, including the neuro/emotional/behavioral items to ensure appropriate POC development and risk adjustment of outcomes.
  • Work through the ADL items (M1800 - M1860) to ensure you're accurately reporting the patient's functional status, or you risk PDGM Functional Impairment Level points and inaccurate outcome scores.
  • Walk away with best practices to ensure your documentation matches the OASIS, which matches the plan of care.
  • Understand the interaction of certain OASIS and coding items and how they impact the PDGM payment system


Required Material

For the HCS-O certification exam, candidates MUST bring an OASIS Form Companion OR allowed documents.

NOTE: The HCS-O Exam will cover the current OASIS assessment form. Exam check-in: 8:00 a.m. Exam begins: 9:00 a.m. Exam ends: 12:00 p.m.

 

ICD-10 Intermediate Coding

Date: November 9 – 10, 2021

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Speaker: Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C

Level: This session is intended for intermediate-level coders who have been coding in home health for at least 1 year, and are planning to sit for their HCS-D credential while onsite, or who became credentialed in the past year.

Learn how to sequence the most common home health diagnoses in ICD-10 and get ahead of the FY2022 code and guideline changes.

This session is intended for intermediate-level coders who have been coding in home health for at least one year and are planning to sit for their HCS-D credential while on-site, or who became credentialed in the past year

More specifically, this training will cover :

  • Coding conventions and guidelines: Delve into the assumptions that can and cannot be made in ICD-10
  • COVID-19, including how to code active manifestations of COVID-19 vs. late effects (such as long-haul COVID-19), and when to assign Z86.16 instead of U07.1
  • Documentation, OASIS, and coding: Learn how they work together to affect payment in the PDGM system and create a compliant record
  • Fractures, including traumatic and pathological fractures
  • Z codes vs. complication codes: Work through scenarios to learn how to properly assign these codes
  • Wounds, including pressure ulcers, infected and nonhealing surgical wounds, stasis ulcers, and trauma wounds
  • Diabetes: Learn how to choose the right code from five code categories, and review the differences in coding diabetic manifestations
  • Cardiopulmonary, including hypertension, heart failure, and COPD vs. asthma with COPD exacerbation vs. emphysema
  • CVA & late effects: Learn how to apply the 7th character to indicate sequelae, as well as how to code dominant vs. nondominant
  • Neoplasms and anemia, including surgical aftercare for neoplasms, the key changes in coding anemia associated with malignancy, and anemia resulting from chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and radiation therapy
  • GI/GU, including how to report kidney disease (CKD), colitis, and obstructions
  • Poisoning and adverse effects: Learn how to report these diagnoses in ICD-10 when you are no longer required to use the external cause codes (V00–Y99)—comparable to the E codes in the current set
  • Sepsis, SIRS, and septic shock: Review the differences between these terms and identify correct infection verbiage for accurate coding


Required Material

All attendees of the ICD-10 Intermediate Coding and Advanced Coding classes MUST have a 2022 ICD-10-CM coding manual OR the Home Health Coding Center to participate in the classes. We recommend Home Health Coding Center.

NOTE: you MUST have a 2022 ICD-10-CM coding manual to take the HCS-D exam.
SIT FOR THE HCS-D Certification Exam: Exam check-in: 8:00 a.m. Exam begins: 9:00 a.m. Exam ends: 12:30 p.m.

 

ICD-10 Advanced Coding

Date: November 9, 2021

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Speaker: J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C

Level: This session is intended for experienced, HCS-D certified coders with 3+ years in home health coding who consider themselves experts in ICD-10 coding.

Understand key FY2022 code and guideline changes and take your coding to the next level!

This session is intended for experienced, HCS-D certified coders with three or more years of home health coding experience who consider themselves experts in ICD-10 coding

Expand your experience and receive continuing education at your expert level. During this advanced coding training, you’ll work through practice scenarios to learn how to properly sequence a variety of the most challenging home health situations, like multiple complications, fractures, and varied wound situations, including ostomies and trauma wounds. Also, you’ll learn how to handle cases with conflicting documentation.

This session will take you at a quick pace through complicated disease scenarios, including those with multiple comorbidities. Bonus: You’ll work through actual patient cases and learn how to accurately and efficiently find the focus of care and what other conditions may need to be coded.

Required Material

All attendees of the ICD-10 Intermediate Coding and Advanced Coding classes MUST have a 2022 ICD-10-CM coding manual OR the Home Health Coding Center to participate in the classes.We recommend DecisionHealth’s 2022 Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual, 2022 or DecisionHealth’s Home Health Coding Center

NOTE: you MUST have a 2022 ICD-10-CM coding manual to take the HCS-D exam.

Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Series

Audience

OASIS Training Audience: Clinicians, clinical supervisors, directors of nursing, quality managers, quality assurance/performance improvement staff, compliance officers.

ICD-10 Intermediate Coding Audience: Coders, coding supervisors, coding educators and trainers, and clinicians responsible for coding.

ICD-10 Advanced Coding Audience: Experienced HCS-D certified coders.

Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Series

Speakers

Arlynn HansellArlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C
Owner, Therapy and More, LLC

Hansell has been a physical therapist in the home health setting since October 1998, holding positions of field therapist, rehab manager, and quality/compliance assurance. As owner of Therapy and More, LLC, she assists agencies in achieving therapy documentation and practice excellence in order to better position themselves against auditors. Consulting services further consist of OASIS auditing and coding practice. She has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1995, where she recently served as the Vice President of the Home Health Section.

J'non GriffinJ’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C
President of Home Health Solutions, Simione Coding Company

J’non Griffin, is president of Home Health Solutions, a Simione Coding Company. Griffin brings over 32 years of experience as an RN in home healthcare. She has served as a field nurse, director of staff development and appeals, and executive with multiple home health and hospice agencies. She has also worked as the regional director of operations and served as the acting compliance officer. Griffin is a seasoned educator, published author, and national speaker. She has been a frequent contributor to industry publications, including DecisionHealth’s Diagnosis Coding Pro. She has published several manuals and assisted with the composition of several online modules for coding and OASIS instruction.

Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Series

Location

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Reservations

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables

For room reservations, contact the hotel directly and mention you are attending the DecisionHealth Ultimate Training Series to qualify for the special discounted rates. Note: Only a limited block of rooms has been reserved. To receive the discounted rates, reservations must be made by Monday, October 18, 2021 or until the room block is full. Thereafter, reservations will be taken on space and rate availability.

Simplify Compliance/DecisionHealth has no affiliation with any third-party companies or travel assistance providers. Rooms should be booked directly with the event hotel using the official information provided on the website and in the brochure.

Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Series

Pricing

OASIS – $599

ICD-10 Intermediate – $799

ICD-10  Advanced Coding – $699

OASIS + ICD-10 Intermediate – $1,199

OASIS + ICD-10 Advanced Coding – $1,099

Exam Pricing:

  • HCS-D Certification Exams: $329
  • HCS-O Certification Exam: $329
  • HCS-H Certification Exam: $329
  • HCS-C Certification Exam: $329
* *Attendees can only sit for one of these exams onsite.

Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Series

Continuing Education

Approved CEUs:

This program is preapproved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) for CEUs and Nursing CEs. DecisionHealth’s sister company, HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  • OASIS Training: 8 HCS-O, 2 HCS-D, 2 HCS-C, 5 Nursing Contact Hours
  • ICD-10 Intermediate Coding: 14 HCS-D, 14 HCS-H, 2 HCS-O, 2 HCS-C, 5 Nursing Contact Hours
  • ICD-10 Advanced Coding: 7 HCS-D, 7 HCS-H, 2 HCS-O, 2 HCS-C, 4 Nursing Contact Hours


Certifications offered:

Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) Credentials

The Home Care Coding Specialist—Diagnosis (HCS-D) credential is earned by professionals skilled in classifying medical data from home health patient records. Coding specialists review patients’ records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis.

The Home Care Clinical Specialist—OASIS (HCS-O) credential is held by clinicians who have demonstrated the clinical skills and judgment necessary to assess a patient’s condition correctly. HCS-O credential holders are healthcare professionals with specialized knowledge in applying clinical assessment findings to OASIS items.

The Home Care Coding Specialist—Hospice (HCS-H) credential is earned by professionals skilled in classifying medical data from hospice patient records. Coding specialists review patients’ records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis.

The Home Care Specialist—Compliance (HCS-C) credential is earned by 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.

Visit the BMSC Credential page to view the candidate handbook, browse study resources, and receive exam information.

Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Series

Exam Information

Exam Schedule:

All exams are offered on Day 4.

  • Exam check-in: 8:00 a.m.
  • Exam begins: 9:00 a.m.
  • Exam ends: 12:00 p.m. for HCS-O, HCS-H, HCS-C; Exam ends 12:30 for HCS-D exam
  • Attendees can only sit for one exam onsite.

BONUS:

  • Study session for HCS-O exam: November 8, 2021, 5:10-5:40 p.m.
  • Study session for HCS-D exam: November 10, 2021, 4:40-5:40 p.m. 

Exam Pricing:

  • HCS-D Certification Exams: $329
  • HCS-O Certification Exam: $329
  • HCS-H Certification Exam: $329
  • HCS-C Certification Exam: $329

Important facts about the HCS-D and HCS-O credentialing examinations:

  1. A separate registration and fee is required to sit for the exam on site at the Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Series.

  2. For the HCS-D certification, candidates MUST bring a current ICD-10-CM book 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 2022 Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual, 2022.

  3. For the HCS-O certification, candidates MUST bring an OASIS Form Companion OR allowed documents. Resources will not be provided to exam candidates, nor is sharing allowed (among candidates). We recommend DecisionHealth’s OASIS Form Companion.

Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Series

Covid Safety

Simplify Compliance places the highest priority on the safety of our guests. In preparation for attendance at our events, we want to share the following measures to promote health and well being:

  • Current hotel policy outlines that fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear face coverings or social distance in indoor and outdoor areas at our hotels, unless required by local law. Unvaccinated guests must still wear face coverings and practice social distancing when they are in indoor public spaces.
  • Meeting rooms will be set to comply with state and local recommended social distancing guidelines.
  • Food service will follow the safety guidelines implemented by the hotel.

To view all the safety measures that the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables has implemented, please see the information listed on their website: – https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/info/coronavirus-statement?icamp=psr_cvstatement_jan2020_alertbanner_en

Simplify Compliance will continue to monitor the COVID-19 environment and the recommended guidelines, and we will communicate any adjustments to the on-site policies and procedures as we approach the live event date.