Join the Coding Clinic's Nelly Leon-Chisen as she provides the latest updates on coding guidance so that you can ensure your coding is compliant, and you have the most current official guidance.
Bonus: Submit your coding questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 18, and we'll get them to Nelly so she can answer them during the conference.
Lisa Selman-Holman, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H &
Megan Batty, HCS-D
Get a high-level view of all the key code and guidance changes that will impact your home health coding starting Oct. 1, 2018. Get the latest on the "with/in convention" and the havoc it's creating on home health coding, and how you should be handling it. Learn about the OASIS changes coming on Jan. 1, 2019, including the removal of M1025.
Bonus: Get critical data on coder productivity and salary standards from DecisionHealth's annual coders' surveys.
TOOLS: Code change table, coder productivity and salary survey reports
In this session, we'll have a moderated panel discussion on the topics that are most critical to home health coders. Then, it will be your chance to grill the coding experts with your most pressing questions.
This track is intended for coders who have been coding in home health for at least 1 year and either plan to sit for their HCS-D credential while onsite or who became credentialed in the past year. This track is also appropriate for those coders who completed the Coding Basics Preconference.
Two common home health diagnoses—myocardial infarction (MI) and heart failure—saw big changes in the FY2018 ICD-10 update in the form of new codes and new guidelines. Learn how and when to assign the standard code for an MI, and the five types of MIs along with nine codes for various kinds of heart failure. Also, you'll get a primer on the proper coding of CVAs and sequelae, and secondary hypertension.
TOOLS: Guide to coding heart attacks
HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, HCS-C
The FY2018 code update brought major changes to COPD coding. Learn how to code a diagnosis of emphysema with COPD vs. emphysema with chronic obstructive bronchitis or chronic obstructive asthma. Learn how to properly assign codes for COPD, pneumonia, exacerbated COPD and acute lower respiratory infection, as well as other common pulmonary diseases.
TOOLS: Quick guide to coding COPD
PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C
Learn how to properly code sepsis vs. SIRS, and urosepsis in home health. Then move to common infectious diseases such as Streptococcus A and B, and C-diff.
Finally, we'll cover some common home health infections/complications related to GI/GU ostomies and catheters.
TOOLS: Sepsis decision tree
This track is intended for experienced, HCS-D certified coders with 3+ years in home health coding who consider themselves experts.
HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H
Take your critical thinking skills to the next level. During this advanced code training, you'll take a deep dive into the coding of wound complications, including burns and trauma wounds, while also receiving strategies for how to quickly get through hundreds of pages of documentation to find the right wound codes. You will:
Bonus:We'll compile all the quiz questions into a post-test with answers so you can take it back to your office and quiz your team
All Coding Summit attendees must have a 2018 ICD-10-CM manual OR the Home Health Coding Center. We recommend:
*Note: You must have a coding manual to take the HCS-D and HCS-H exams.