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The Art of ICD-9 Coding for Home Health

Beginning Level: "Learning to Paint by Numbers"

(6.5 hour workshop)

A Beginner's Level Diagnostic Coding Workshop for Home Health Clinicians & Novice Coders

Outline:

· · · · · · · · · · How ICD-9-CM Codes are Used Learning to Think Like a Coder Selection of Primary & Secondary Diagnoses Criteria for Prioritizing Diagnoses Proper Steps for Accurate Code Selection Tour of the ICD-9-CM Coding Manual Recognizing Coding Conventions Overview of General Coding Guidelines Impact of Medicare's PPS on ICD-9 Coding Coding Diagnostic Statements & Scenarios

Presented by: S p ar k le S p ar k s

PT, MPT, COS-C

Senior Associate Consultant

OASIS Answers, Inc.

Sponsored by:

Objectives:

Translate Clinical Terminology into Coding Language Accurate Selection of Primary & Secondary Diagnoses Navigate the ICD-9-CM Coding Manual per Guidelines Utilize General & Publisher-Specific Conventions to Increase Coding Accuracy · Incorporate General Coding Guidelines into Your Coding Practice · Complete OASIS-C M Items Related to ICD-9-CM Coding per the Latest CMS Guidance · Code Basic Diagnostic Statements & Scenarios · · · · Includes a sneak preview of some basic ICD-10-CM concepts! This class is structured to allow novice coders to develop basic coding skills & foster good habits crucial to coding success. These concepts are the critical foundational knowledge needed to begin a successful journey down the path to coding accuracy & regulatory compliance.

BRING YOUR CURRENT ICD-9-CM CODING M ANUAL TO THE W ORKSHOP ... And be prepared to learn concepts and strategies

that will teach you how to paint your diagnoses by number! Home Health Coding Manuals available for order from OASIS Answers. Visit www.oasisanswers.com

June 26 t h , 2012 8:00 am ­ 4:00 pm Regis UniversityN. Denver 3333 Regis Blvd. Denver, CO 80221

Approved for 6.5 Nursing Contact Hours

The Art of ICD-9 Coding for Home Health

Intermediate Level: "Creating a Diagnosis Masterpiece" An Intermediate Level Diagnostic Coding Workshop for Home Health Clinicians & Coders

Outline :

· Chapter-Specific Guidance for Codes More Commonly Used in Home Health · Review of General Coding Guidelines/Conventions · Impact of the PPS & OASIS-C Guidance on ICD-9 Coding · Examination of the Various Source Documents That Impact the Completion of M Items for Diagnostic Coding · Overview of Some 2012 Coding Changes (6.5 hour workshop)

Presented by: S p ar k le S p ar k s

PT, MPT, COS-C

Senior Associate Consultant

OASIS Answers, Inc.

Sponsored by:

Objectives :

· Apply Chapter-Specific (& General) Guidelines to Improve Coding Accuracy · Identify Applications for V Code Use · Recognize the Relationship Between V Codes, Case Mix Diagnoses & M1024 · Sequence & Code Home Health Cases · Integrate Relevant 2012 Coding Changes into Your Coding Practice This workshop includes a sneak preview of some features of ICD-10-CM! This class continues the quest for coding accuracy with an emphasis on understanding & integrating the chapter-specific coding guidelines. Includes a discussion of the latest CMS guidance for the completion of M1012, M1024 and other coding criteria for OASIS-C. Completion of coding exercises as well as analysis of common home health scenarios facilitates the integration of these more complex coding concepts. Reminders of general coding guidelines are included but are not the focus of this class. It is highly advised that participants have a working knowledge of basic coding before concepts prior to attempting this material.

BRING YOUR CURRENT ICD-9-CM CODING M ANUAL TO THE W ORKSHOP ... And be prepared to learn concepts and

strategies that will teach you how to create a diagnosis masterpiece!

June 27 t h , 2012

8:00 am ­ 4:00 pm

Regis UniversityN. Denver 3333 Regis Blvd. Denver, CO 80221

Approved for 6.5 Nursing Contact Hours

The Art of ICD-9 Coding for Home Health

Advanced Level: "Where Art Meets Science"

(6.5 hour workshop)

Advanced Level Strategies and Applications for Home Health Coding Success

· This class instructs intermediate level home health coders who have learned the Official Coding Guidelines, how to then recognize & access additional authoritative source documents from CMS, Medicare Administrative Contractors and others, which impact home health coding. · Assists participants in the interpretation of these documents and how their guidance influences our diagnostic coding selections without sacrificing coding accuracy. · Delineates agency roles to facilitate coding accuracy including tips for the creation of a coding compliance process. · Analyzes how ICD-9 codes impact risk adjustment & reimbursement. · Helps coders minimize risk by discerning the difference between rumors, opinions & official guidance, as well as learning a methodology for researching coding questions. Official Source documents are provided and discussed, including considerations for ICD-10-CM! This class looks at all the other issues related to home health coding beyond just describing your patient with ICD-9 codes. This intensely interactive class includes discussions, exercises & scenarios to facilitate the integration of the multitude of guidance facing home health coders today.

BRING YOUR CURRENT ICD-9-CM CODING M ANUAL TO THE W ORKSHOP ... And be prepared to learn concepts and

strategies that will teach you strategies for advanced level coding application.

Presented by: S p ar k le S p ar k s

PT, MPT, COS-C

Senior Associate Consultant

OASIS Answers, Inc.

Sponsored by:

June 28 t h , 2012

8:00 am ­ 4:00 pm

Regis UniversityN. Denver 3333 Regis Blvd. Denver, CO 80221

Approved for 6.5 Nursing Contact Hours

Home Health Coding Manuals available for order from OASIS Answers. Visit www.oasisanswers.com

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

Sparkle Sparks, PT MPT COS-C

Sparkle has been in home care since 1994 as direct care provider, staff educator, PPS analyst, OASIS & ICD-9 coding instructor and consultant. She draws from this extensive background to provide practical education that is both fun & effective. Sparkle is nationally known for her humorous approach and ability to explain difficult topics in terms that everyone in home care can understand. She has served as an advisor to and member of the Bo ard of M edical Specialty C o ding. Sparkle is a graduate of the Am eric an H ealth Inform atio n M anagem ent Association's Academ y for IC D- 10 C oding where she where she earned the designation of AH IM A Approved IC D -10 C oding Instructor. She is also the 2007 recipient of the APTA's "E xc ellenc e in H om ecare Award" and is a Senior Associate C onsultant with O ASIS Answers, Inc.!!

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Directions to Regis University

From I-70 take the Federal Boulevard exit. Proceed north onto Federal Boulevard to Regis Boulevard (also known as 50th Avenue). Turn left and continue west on Regis Boulevard Use Entrance 2 Parking on Regis Blvd (Between Federal Blvd. & Lowell Blvd.)

Attendees may stay at the hotel of their choice. We have listed some information on area hotels below:

Residence Inn by Marriott 2777 Zuni Street 303.458.5318 or 800.331.3131 Just 10 minutes from campus. Offers shuttle service to downtown Denver and campus. Be sure to identify yourself as a Regis visitor when making reservations to take advantage of special Regis rates. Doubletree Hotel (Denver) 8773 Yates Drive 303.427.4000 or 800.868.4001 Offers a free shuttle to the Regis Campus. The rate includes full breakfast buffet.!

Remember to bring your ICD-9-CM Coding Manual!

­ Visit our website at www.oasisanswers.com to order yours.

Workshop Registration Form:

Print and mail completed form with check or credit card information to OASIS Answers, Inc. PO Box 2768 Redmond, WA 98073 or fax completed form with credit card information to Fax: 425.868.5484 or Register by Phone: 425.868.2304 ONLINE REGISTRATION ALSO AVAILABLE www.oasisanswers.com

The Art of ICD-9 Coding Conference

June 26 th , 27 th & 28 th , 2012 - Regis University ­ N. Denver

3333 Regis Blvd. Denver, CO 80221

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