Coding

Don’t lose sight of your agency’s coding education needs because the pandemic has taken so much of our attention. The Alliance has a variety of coding offerings to help!

Whether your agency uses outsourced coding or does it all in house, you can achieve better results through targeted coding training.

Get outside that box. See what the Alliance has to offer your agency on coding.

Beginner Coder Series
Aug 11, 18, 25 and Sept 1, 2020
11:00 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
Instant OASIS Hacks
August 18- 21, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 pm each day
FY 2021 Coding Update
September 10, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hospice Coding for Beginners
September 22 & 29, 2020
11:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Save the Date:
Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy Data- Set D
October 27-29, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
COS C Exam, Oct 30, 2021

 

Home health coding is critical to your agency’s bottom line.

CMS’s Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) has dramatically change the Medicare payment methodology for home health and hospice. It is essential that primary and secondary diagnosis codes accurately reflect the patient’s condition because this will impact their clinical groupings and comorbidity adjustments. Accurate and complete coding is critical to how your agency is reimbursed.

Prepare. Train. Repeat.

Coder education programs have evolved to commensurate with changes to ensure staff are well prepared for a demanding—and dynamic—work environment. How up to date in your team? We have online education to get your team on the right path.

Learn more about the programs, then register online.

It all starts with OASIS.

Beginner Coder Series

    • August 11
      Please bring your ICD-10-CM Manual to class!

Session 1: Fundamentals of Coding 101

  • Understand the four steps to correctly assign codes.
  • Begin to explore coding conventions and coding guidelines necessary for proper code assignment.
  • Gain knowledge& understanding of why accurate ICD-10-CM coding is critical in home health.

August 18

Please bring your ICD-10-CM Manual to class!

Session 2: Coding and Its Impact on Reimbursement

  • Continue to learn the coding conventions & guidelines for correct payment .
  • Understand how coding impacts PDGM payment methodology.
  • Learn how to code  the principal diagnosis & comorbidities using ICD-10-CM & OASIS guidelines.
  • Discuss the proper sequencing of diagnoses and gain a basic understanding of case-mix.

August 25

Please bring your ICD-10-CM Manual to class!

Session 3: Understanding Common Diagnostic Areas – How to Code Correctly: Part 1

  • Identify how to code specific diagnostic areas:
    • Diabetes;
    • Neurological Diagnoses;
    • Neoplasms/Cancers;
    • Circulatory Diagnoses;
    • Respiratory Diagnoses.
  • Practice how to code diagnoses based on practice Test Your Knowledge exercises.

September 1

Please bring your ICD-10-CM Manual to class!

Session 4: Understanding Common Diagnostic Areas – How to Code Correctly: Part 2

  • Identify how to code specific diagnostic areas:
  • Ulcers and wounds;
  • Diseases of Genitourinary
  • Fractures, injuries and aftercare coding.
  • Practice how to code diagnoses based on practice Test Your Knowledge
Register for Beginner Coder Series 8/14,21,28 & 9/4 11am- 12pm

For staff new to coding we offer a 4-part series specifically designed for new coders.

Coding Update for FY 2021

Clearly there will be big changes in 2021. This webinar goes beyond providing your staff with the code changes for October 1st and combines the impact to home health case mix as well as a review of the coding guideline changes. Join us for practical advice and Test Your Knowledge Cases highlighting the changes.

  • More than 420 new codes take effect for FY 2021 along with several revisions in code descriptions and requirements. This webinar goes beyond providing your staff with the code changes for October 1st and combines the impact of the updated coding guidelines.  Any updated codes impacting PDGM, effective January 1, 2020, will also be reviewed. Class is suitable for home health & hospice.
    Join us for practical advice and Test Your Knowledge Cases highlighting the changes.
    Objectives:
    • Identify the new coding changes that affect home health & hospice
    • Determine which codes now require greater specificity & updated coding instructions
      • Some highlights include:
        • New codes for CKD stage 3a, 3b and unspecified
        • Use additional code for Parkinson’s disease
        • Updates to sickle cell disorders
        • Additions to alcohol and drug use/abuse with withdrawal
        • New 5th character for cerebellar ataxia
        • Pyogenic, RA and OA arthritis other code additions
        • New codes for narcotic poisoning
        • Many new codes with a 4th or 5th character “A” added
        • Changes with codes listed as Excludes 1 & Excludes 2 for specific diagnoses
        • Final guidance for vaping disorders and COVID-19 coding
      • Review updates & changes to coding guidelines for FY 2021 effective October 1, 2020
        • Some highlights include:
          • Updates to hypertension guideline and includes
          • Updates to diabetes and secondary diabetes medication control requirements
        • Discuss Test Your Knowledge cases to illustrate the new coding changes
Register for Coding Update FY 2021

Our most popular webinar every year is Joan’s FY Coding Update. Get the whole team ready and looking forward to the new year with this 90-minute presentation.