Coding Professionals: Home Health Virtual Event

October 13-15, 2020

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Correct codes, correct PDGM payments, and rapid COVID-19 response

Attention home health coders! DecisionHealth presents its first-ever virtual event designed to get home health coders and quality managers up-to-speed in a few short days on the many changes that will impact PDGM payments in 2020 and beyond.

Now more than ever, coders need to band together and share solutions for maintaining the highest level of compliance while also responding to the public health emergency. Coding Professionals: Home Health Virtual Event can be accessed from anywhere you like and will connect you with some of the nation’s top coders and coding experts to share early lessons learned from PDGM and COVID-19 response.

Sign up today and get a front-row seat for:

  • Guidance for using new COVID-19 codes
  • A breakdown of 2021 ICD-10-CM codes and related new guidelines
  • PDGM coding myths debunked (comorbidity adjustments included)
  • Deep dive into wound and other common home health disease codes that drive payment
  • Tips to avoid questionable encounter codes and improve documentation
  • Practice scenarios & more practice scenarios
  • Strategies for compliance documentation, including a solid query and intake process
  • Opportunity to ask experts your top coding questions

During Coding Professionals: Home Health Virtual Event, you’ll receive access to great educational content and can ask questions of our expert speakers and network with your colleagues and peers—all from an easy-to-use conference platform, accessible via your computer or your mobile device!

By attending this event, you’ll have the opportunity to listen live to the program from October 13–15, 2020. And you can replay the sessions at a time that works for your schedule: You’ll have access to all educational sessions for 60 days.

Conference agenda is a suggested schedule; once live, participants may view any sessions at any time at their convenience. Note: Attendees must participate in a live session to be able to ask questions. Educational sessions are pre-recorded and uploaded on a daily basis to the conference platform. Educational session recordings will be available to attendees for 60 days. Watch for special in-app Q&A and discussions. Agenda is subject to change.

Agenda

*Times listed are Eastern Time

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Welcome: Opening remarks and presentation of AHCC award
Jan Milliman, HSC – D, director, AHCC

12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
The Many Types of Heartbreak: Choosing MI and Other Cardiac Codes
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS – D, HCS – C, HCS – H, COS – C, President – Home Health Solutions, LLC
Let J’non Griffin provide clarity for cardiac and circulatory codes so you know how and when to assign the standard MI code and the five types of Mis, plus nine codes for heart failure. Griffin will spotlight the most important changes from the last few years to ensure you understand current coding guidance. This session also covers CVAs, sequelae, and secondary hypertension.

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Diabetes Coding and “With” Assumptions
Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C
The session will prepare you to tackle diabetes that is described as “poorly controlled” or “uncontrolled” and explain how to code diabetes with hyperglycemia. It will cover the rules of diabetes and “with” assumptions so you can avoid coding errors. It also include scenarios that help you understand diabetes combination codes and coding cases with multiple manifestations, plus codes for insulin use.

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Break (15 minutes)

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stop the Leak: How Code Selection Can Cause Revenue Breakdowns
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C, President – Home Health Solutions, LLC
J’Non Griffin uses sample scenarios to identify revenue breakdowns that can be traced back to coding decisions.

4:10 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
LIVE Q&A Session and Speaker Panel



Wednesday, October 14, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Session 1
2021 Coding Guidance: Coding Clinic Insight
Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA, Director of Coding and Classification – American Hospital Association
Coding Clinic’s Nelly Leon-Chisen will cover updates on coding guidance to ensure you are well prepared for 2021.

1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Wound Care Coding (Part 1)
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C, President – Home Health Solutions, LLC
In the PDGM world, it’s even more important than ever that wounds are coded correctly as the clinical grouping for wounds is one of the most common under PDGM. This two-part session will cover:

  • Steps to determine which codes to assign
  • Wound complications such as traumas and burns
  • Deep tissue injuries 


2:10 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Break (15 minutes)

2:25 p.m.- 3:25 p.m.
Wound Care Coding (Part 2)
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C, President – Home Health Solutions, LLC
Part two of J’Non Griffin’s in-depth look at coding wound care in the PDGM world. This two-part session will cover:

  • Steps to determine which codes to assign
  • Wound complications such as traumas and burns
  • Deep tissue injuries


3:35 p.m.- 4:35 p.m.
Fix it Fast: Fractures and Joint Replacements
Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C
Learn the latest guidance for fracture and joint replacement coding.

4:45 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Gala and Panel Discussion with Q&A



Thursday, October 15, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
It’s Complicated! 
Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C
Coding for complications doesn’t have to be intimidating. This session provides guidance for coding complications such as:

  • Fractures
  • Bypass procedures/revisions
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Moving from a 7th character to a D
  • Infectious diseases


1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Documentation Matters: The Importance of Documentation in the PDGM World
Annette Lee, RN, MS COS – C, HCS – D
Annette Lee covers the important topic of documentation improvement in a PDGM world and offers tips on how to get better documentation for physicians and how to implement and effective and compliant query process.

2:10 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Break (15 minutes)

2:25 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
What 2021 Has in Store for Coding, OASIS, and PDGM
Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C
Understand how the interaction of OASIS responses and diagnosis codes affect PDGM payment and outcomes measures.

3:35 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.
The Need for Speed
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS – D, HCS – C, HCS – H, COS – C, President – Home Health Solutions, LLC
J’Non Griffin discusses how the 30 – day payment period increases the need to increase coder productivity and implement strategies that provide information faster. She explains how Requests for Anticipated Payments (RAPs) and notices of admissions that aren’t submitted within five days will lead to penalties in 2021.

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
LIVE Q&A Session and Event Wrap Up


— Agenda subject to change —

About AHCC Membership

AHCC members support the association’s mission by earning and encouraging professional credentialing, participating in or sponsoring continuous professional education and training activities for skills maintenance, and participating in advocacy activities to help increase the visibility of the integral role post-acute care plays in the care continuum. Members include:

  • Home Health Nurses
  • Coders & Coding Managers
  • QA & Compliance Managers
  • Therapists
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • Compliance Officers


Premium Level Member Benefits Include:

  • Resources library
  • CEU quiz (12 annually)
  • Career center
  • Discounts on AHCC events
  • Forum
  • Quarterly journal w/CEUs
  • Quarterly “best practices” papers
  • Quarterly town hall calls
  • And more …

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