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BMSC Associate Program

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We are here to help you begin your journey to your Associate certificate. Join us and take the first step toward earning your Homecare Coding Associate (HCA), Homecare Hospice Associate (HHA) or Homecare OASIS Associate (HOA) certificate. Get the guidance and training from home homecare industry experts who will walk you through each step of the training process.

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BMSC Associate Program

The Association of Home Care Coding & Compliance's (AHCC) and its credentialing body, the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC), introduce the Associate Program! The Associate Program is designed to provide the fundamentals of home health, hospice, and/or OASIS.

The Associate Program is your first step in the path toward mastering the basics of coding or OASIS — prepare to earn your Home Care Coding Associate (HCA), Home Care Hospice Associate (HHA), or Home Care OASIS Associate (HOA) certificate. Candidates who register for the Associate Program get:

Candidates who earn a coding (HCA), hospice (HHA) or OASIS (HOA) certificate demonstrate that they have a basic knowledge of that area of specialization and are positioned for future growth and more rigorous credentials. Minimize the stress of training with:

Accessible format Each course includes a variety of audio, video and animated presentations to suit every learning style.

Affordable and risk-free Save time and money by eliminating travel expenses and missed days in the office and save yourself worry; all online courses are guaranteed to provide a superior educational opportunity.

Expert guidance Our courses are written by home health subject matter experts who provide training solutions to the real-world challenges.

Self-paced studyTake complete control of your certificate training. Start, stop, pause and move throughout the course at your discretion. With up to 90 days to finish each course, you can learn at your own pace and continually revisit the material as needed.

AHCC Membership

All BMSC credential and certificate holders receive a complimentary AHCC basic membership! To learn more about the AHCC Basic and Premium Membership levels, please click here.

Home Care Coding Associate (HCA)

Introductory courses must be completed before taking diagnosis courses. Diagnosis courses may be taken in any order, but AHCC recommends the study order listed below.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES—Must be completed before taking diagnosis courses

  • Deep Dive into the ICD-10-CM Coding Conventions
  • Deep Dive into the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines
  • Documentation HHRG

DIAGNOSIS COURSES—Recommended order

  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases and Blood-related Disorders
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Neoplasms
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for the Endocrine System
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Diseases of the Nervous System
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Diseases of the Circulatory System and Respiratory System
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Diseases of the Digestive and Genitourinary Systems
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Coding for Signs, Symptoms and Abnormal Findings
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Injury and Poisoning
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for External Causes of Morbidity and Factors Influencing Health Status

Upon successful completion of the exam with a passing score of 80% or higher, the candidate will receive a Certificate identifying them as a Home Care Coding Associate.

Home Care Hospice Associate (HHA)

Introductory courses must be completed before taking hospice courses.

HOSPICE COURSES—Introductory and Diagnosis courses must be completed before taking Hospice courses

  • Understanding Hospice Regulatory Requirements
  • Hospice ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding
  • Hospice Clinical Documentation
  • Hospice Information Set (HIS) data collection
  • Hospice Care Coordination and Care Plan

INTRODUCTORY COURSES—Must be completed before taking diagnosis courses

  • Deep Dive into the ICD-10-CM Coding Conventions
  • Deep Dive into the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines

 
DIAGNOSIS COURSES—Recommended order

  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases and Blood-related Disorders
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Neoplasms
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for the Endocrine System
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Diseases of the Nervous System
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Diseases of the Circulatory System and Respiratory System
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Diseases of the Digestive and Genitourinary Systems
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Coding for Signs, Symptoms and Abnormal Findings
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for Injury and Poisoning
  • ICD-10-CM Coding for External Causes of Morbidity and Factors Influencing Health Status

Upon successful completion of the exam with a passing score of 80% or higher, the candidate will receive a Certificate identifying them as a Home Care Hospice Associate.

Home Care OASIS Associate (HOA)

Courses may be taken in any order, but AHCC recommends the study order listed below.

COURSES

  • OASIS-C2 Introduction and Overview
  • OASIS-C2 Patient Training Items
  • OASIS-C2 History & Diagnosis
  • OASIS-C2 Integumentary Status
  • OASIS-C2 Respiratory, Cardiac, Elimination & Neuro Status
  • OASIS-C2 Functional Assessment: ADLs/IADLs, Therapy Need
  • OASIS-C2 Medications
  • OASIS-C2 Plan of Care & Intervention Synopsis
  • OASIS-C2 Emergent Care & Discharge
  • OASIS-C2 Clinical Case Mix
  • OASIS-C2 Functional Case Mix
  • OASIS-C2 Wound Case Mix
  • OASIS-C2 Process Measures
  • OASIS-C2 Diagnosis Coding

Upon successful completion of the exam with a passing score of 80% or higher, the candidate will receive a Certificate identifying them as a Home Care OASIS Associate.