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Get the Latest Hospice Coding Rules & Regulations to Stay in Compliance

Product Code: YPADA020818D

Quick Overview

During this on-demand webinar, expert speaker Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, will go over the current hospice coding rules as well as the latest pertinent hospice regulatory information.

Price: $199.00

Get the Latest Hospice Coding Rules & Regulations to Stay in Compliance

Get the Latest Hospice Coding Rules & Regulations to Stay in Compliance

Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Presented by:
Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O 

Level of Program:
Intermediate 

Home health coders are being asked to also code their company’s hospice cases, but to do so accurately and compliantly, there are some unique rules and regulations they must be aware of. The rules of hospice coding have changed over the last few years, making it challenging to keep up with which codes must be assigned and which codes can’t be used as the primary terminal diagnosis.

During this webinar, expert speaker Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, will go over the current coding rules as well as the latest pertinent hospice regulatory information. Participants will also learn how to prepare for potential future changes to ensure they remain up to date on regulations and requirements.

At the conclusion of this on-demand program, participants will be able to:

  • Clearly understand the current coding environment—what codes to use and how to use them, and what codes not to use
  • Use malnutrition codes correctly for hospice patients
  • Prepare for potential future changes in coding regulations, documentation, and eligibility requirements
  • Fully utilize Hospice Compare

Who Should Listen?

  • Home health coders
  • Hospice coders
  • Coding supervisors
  • Hospice administrators
  • Contract coding supervisors
  • Independent contract coders

Agenda

  • Current guidelines and rules for coding hospice cases
    • How many diagnoses should be assigned and their relationship to the terminal diagnosis
  • When and how to assign adult failure to thrive, debility, or unspecified dementia
  • Details on the 2018 Hospice Wage Index
    • What it means for coding and agency operations
  • Upcoming changes to hospice eligibility requirements
  • The latest information on Hospice Compare
    • How best to use it and what hospices need to do to ensure they’re accurately represented

Tools

  • Quick guide to hospice coding rules

Meet the Speaker

Judy AdamsJudy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer, is president and owner of Adams Home Care Consulting in Asheville, North Carolina. Adams has more than 35 years of clinical operations experience in the homecare and hospice settings, and has presented hundreds of educational programs on nearly all aspects of homecare. For the past 20+ years, she has provided a variety of operational and clinical consultative services to large and small homecare and hospice organizations in the eastern half of the United States and has taught hundreds of teleconferences and workshops on ICD-9 and ICD-10 diagnosis coding, OASIS, home health prospective payment system, coverage and documentation, Conditions of Participation, and other clinical and regulatory home health and hospice topics for individual agencies, state associations, and national organizations.