Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) is the key to accurately capturing the severity and complexity of your patients' illnesses. With ADRs and claim reviews on the rise, your agency needs detailed, thorough documentation processes in place to stay in compliance and avoid denials. The challenge for home care has always been securing patient documentation and persuading referral sources, whose payment doesn't depend on ICD-10 codes, about the importance of providing thorough and complete documentation.
During this training, you'll learn strategies to support your agency efforts to collect and provide meaningful information, including how to ensure the documentation in a patient's chart supports the diagnoses. You will:
Audience: Home health administrators, coders, coding supervisors, clinical supervisors, directors of nursing, quality managers, quality assurance/performance improvement staff, auditors, billers
HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H
Did you know that the codes you assign today will not only affect your agency's current, but will also impact future payments? In fact, many of the new elements in the proposed Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) payment system were based on coding data that's being collected NOW! In order to be a successful coder and make yourself indispensable, you need to understand how coding works within the agency's revenue cycle.
In this training, you'll walk through the relationship between coding, billing, payment and what services CMS will cover. Learn how the codes you assign work within the current PPS payment system to generate your agency's HHRG score. Then, take a deep dive into the codes CMS has deemed "questionable" and understand how and when you should be assigning them. More specifically:
TOOLS: Case mix, HHRG, supplies tables
Important Note: Coders taking this class should NOT be expected to sit for the HCS-D exam onsite. However, coders taking this class will receive a certificate once the class concludes indicating they're ready to move on to the Intermediate Coders' Training during the Main Coding Summit.
Understand the core coding competencies that dictate accurate coding. Start with coding fundamentals, guidelines and conventions while learning how your code choices impact your agency's reimbursement and patient outcomes. Learn how to:
TOOLS: ICD-10 quick guide and decision trees
| Pre-conference Schedule |
|8:00 — 9:00 a.m.||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 — 10:30 a.m.||Concurrent Sessions|
|10:30 — 10:45 a.m.||Break|
|10:45 — 12:00 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions|
|12:00 — 1:00 p.m.||Networking Lunch|
|1:00 — 2:45 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions|
|2:45 — 3:00 p.m.||Break|
|3:00 — 5:00 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions|
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.