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Home Health: Comprehensive Home Health Coding

Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, HCS-D, ACE

$295.00

Accurate coding under PDGM requires an increased skill set and knowledge of ICD-10 coding guidelines and conventions. With a change in the no-pay RAP requirements, the timing and accuracy of coding plays an increasingly important role. Home Health: Comprehensive Home Health Coding provides a comprehensive overview of home health coding.

CEUs:  4    4 AHIMA    4 AAPC
Included in eLearning Library. Price per person. Group rates available.

Accurate coding under patient driven groupings model (PDGM) requires an increased skill set and knowledge of ICD-10 coding guidelines and conventions. With a change in the no-pay Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) requirements, the timing and accuracy of coding plays an increasingly important role.

Home Health: Comprehensive Home Health Coding, by nationally-recognized Home Health coding expert Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, HCS-D, ACE, provides a comprehensive overview of home health coding.

This four‐part webinar series, each webinar is 90 minutes in length, covers:

  • Overview of ICD-10- CM code structure and Coding Conventions
  • Mastery of Coding Guidelines necessary for proper code assignment and sequencing
  • Comprehensive review of Chapter Specific Guidance for coding of primary and secondary diagnoses
  • Focused attention on coding challenges coders face
  • Test Your Knowledge cases to demonstrate practical learning

Home Health: Comprehensive Home Health Coding provides a comprehensive overview of home health coding.

In-depth review of Official Guidelines for Coding & Reporting including code structure and conventions (Infectious – Neoplasms (A-D codes))

  • Certain Infectious & Parasitic Diseases
    • Including changes to C-diff, MSRA, VRE, severe sepsis
    • COVID Coding Guidelines
  • Neoplasm Coding
    • Using the neoplasm table acceptably
    • Current malignancy versus a personal history
    • Adverse effects of chemotherapy
  • Practice situational coding exercises, Test Your Knowledge, which includes identification of clinical grouping and comorbidity adjustment

Review of Diagnostic Chapters Endocrine – Circulatory (E-I codes))

  • Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
    • Understanding the nuances of “type’, “with” and “NEC’ convention
    • When to code secondary diabetes
    • Diabetic complication sequencing
  • Mental, Behavioral & Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    • Dementia & Delirium
    • Depression, anxiety, specific BH diagnoses
  • Diseases of the Nervous System
    • Review of Alzheimer’s coding, other common neuro diagnoses
  • Diseases of the Circulatory System
    • Sequelae of cerebral infarctions, specificity for types of heart failure & heart disease, Hypertensive disease
  • Practice situational coding exercises, Test Your Knowledge, which includes identification of clinical grouping and comorbidity adjustment

Review of Diagnostic Chapters (Respiratory –Genitourinary (J-N codes))

  • Diseases of the Respiratory System
    • Including proper coding of COPD, emphysema and asthma
    • Vaping Coding Guidelines
  • Diseases of the Digestive System
    • Discussion of specificity, aftercare and complications
    • Review of correct ostomy coding
  • Diseases of the Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue
    • Correct coding of ulcers: pressure, DTI, non-pressure and stasis
  • Diseases of Musculoskeletal System & Connective tissue
    • Coding arthritis types which impact case mix
    • Fracture coding for pathological and traumatic fractures
    • Fractures with joint replacements including complications
  • Diseases of the Genitourinary System
    • CKD stages, hypertensive disease
  • Practice situational coding exercises, Test Your Knowledge, which includes identification of clinical grouping and comorbidity adjustment

Review of Diagnostic Chapters (Symptoms – Aftercare (R-T codes))

  • Symptoms, Signs & Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings Not Elsewhere Classified
    • When to utilize Signs & Symptom coding
    • What to do with Return to Provider (RTP) coding
  • Injury, Poisoning and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes Coding
    • Coding traumatic and surgical wounds
    • Utilizing 7th character “A” versus “D”
    • Wound complications: dehiscence, post-op wound infection, non-healing surgical wound, cellulitis
    • Traumatic fracture coding
  • Factors Influencing Health Status & Contact with Health Services
    • Aftercare Coding Best Practice
  • COVID-19 Coding
  • Practice situational coding exercises, Test Your Knowledge, which includes identification of clinical grouping and comorbidity adjustment

 

The level of effort to complete this course, start to finish, is equivalent to 6 CEUs and should take you approximately 6-18 hours to complete. Remember: You have access to the course materials for the full 16-week enrollment period and we encourage you to re-review any materials that are helpful to you.

AHIMA: 4 CEUs
This program has been approved for continuing education units (CEUs) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

AAPC: 4 CEUs
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

  • Online course promotes engagement with challenging materials while offering independent self-study.
  • Final assessment ensures mastery of material.
  • Online Flexibility! Materials available via secure Learning Management System (LMS). Work at your own pace — save time and travel costs.
  • Earn Libman Education Certificate of Completion and CEUs.
  • To receive CEU credit, students must achieve a passing rate on the course assessment(s).
  • Course is self-paced. For planning purposes, assume 1-3 hours required for each CEU.
  • Unlimited course access during enrollment period. For courses offering greater than one CEU, enrollment period is 16 weeks. For courses offering one or fewer CEUs, enrollment period is 4 weeks. Courses purchased as a bundle or package may have a longer enrollment period.
  • Extensions to the enrollment period are available. Contact Libman Education for pricing.
  • Price listed is per person/per course. Group rates available upon request.

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Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, HCS-D, ACE
AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer

Joan is President of JLU Health Record Systems, a leader in Health Information Management and coding solutions. A nationally recognized expert in the field of health information management, Joan has taught coding for over 25 years and has educated over 20,000 people nationwide. She is author of the JLU Rapid Reference Coding Guide, an easy-to-use coding guide in ICD-10 for common home health diagnoses, and author or editor of numerous courses, books and articles on coding, reimbursement methods, clinical documentation improvement, and health record requirements.

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“I wanted to extend my sincere gratitude for working with us on the training sessions and assessments. You have been very accommodating, patient, and very accessible with us as we worked together on providing our coding team with the materials needed to make our team stronger with E/M guidelines and leveling.” — Diane Torres, CPC, Manager, Professional Coding, Southcoast Health

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