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Pre-conference Aug. 11   DAY 1 Aug. 12   DAY 2 Aug. 13   DAY 3 Aug. 14   DAY 4 Aug. 15

Main Conference | Day 2 | August 13

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Briefing on AHCC and your HCS-D credential

Speaker: Trish Twombly

In this session, you’ll receive information about your home care association and the benefits of your membership, as well as your HCS-D credential, including how to maintain your current certification – whether ICD-9, ICD-10 or both.

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Become an expert in coding wounds & their complications

Speaker: Lisa Selman-Holman

Understand the differences in coding pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, including complicated and non-healing surgical wounds and trauma wounds.

ICD-10: Learn the new ICD-10 rules required to report the different wounds mostly commonly treated in home health.

TOOLS: OASIS and coding guide to pressure ulcers in ICD-9 and ICD-10; chronic skin ulcers ICD-10 crosswalk
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Overcome challenges of coding infectious diseases

Speaker: Sharon Molinari

Learn how and when to code post-procedural sepsis, septicemia and SIRS in home health – and how each differs. Then, move on to some of the most common home health infections that are also complications, such as in ostomies, cystostomies and UTI due to catheter.

ICD-10: Get the key differences in coding sepsis and infectious diseases such as Streptococcus A and B.
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Networking Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Unravel the challenges of mental and neuro coding

Speaker: Lisa Selman-Holman

Prevent cash-flow interruptions by ensuring you are properly sequencing dementia etiology and manifestation codes. Work though the proper coding of dementia (with/without behaviors), depression and anxiety, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Then move on to central and peripheral nervous system conditions, use of pain codes, paralysis, epilepsy and seizure codes.

ICD-10: Learn what’s new in coding dementia, Parkinson’s with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer’s.

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Get your diabetes coding on track or risk case mix

Speaker: Trish Twombly 

Go over the rules and guidelines for properly coding diabetes and its multiple manifestations and complications, while understanding its limited assumptions to avoid the most common mistakes. Work through the coding of non-traumatic amputations, diabetic ulcers and diabetic osteomyelitis, and learn when to report primary diabetes diagnoses codes in a secondary slot (M1022b) and still receive primary points.

ICD-10: Get the keys to coding diabetes in ICD-10 by learning how to choose the correct codes from among five code categories instead of the two current categories (249 and 250).

TOOL: Diabetes ICD-10 crosswalk
3:00 – 3:15 p.m.


3:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Interactive Work Session

Now it’s time to practice what you’ve learned. Our expert speakers will help you work through scenarios covering the coding of wounds, infectious diseases, neuro/mental disorders and diabetes.

Pre-conference Aug. 11   DAY 1 Aug. 12   DAY 2 Aug. 13   DAY 3 Aug. 14   DAY 4 Aug. 15


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