ExpiredDocumentation and ICD-10 Updates for Clinical Staff Risk Management in an Uncertain World

  • The Basics
    March 8, 2016
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Cardiac & Pulmonary Diagnoses
    March 22, 2016
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Rehab Diagnoses
    April 5, 2016
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Wounds
    April 19, 2016
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

4-Part Webinar Series
Every Other Tuesday, March 8 – April 19, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Recording Available through June 19, 2016
Registration Brochure

The home health landscape is changing faster than most agencies can maneuver, but one thing remains constant – the need for consistent, defensive clinical documentation. Your agency can’t tackle value-based purchasing, probe and educate audits, or star rating improvements without it. Solid clinical documentation is THE most important risk management tool for all home care agencies. No matter how well your staff transitioned to ICD-10, or how much OASIS training you’ve offered, if clinicians aren’t effectively documenting the care and services, then your agency’s compliance, reimbursement, and quality benchmarks are at risk.

This 4-part progressive webinar series is for all clinical staff who provide hands-on care in the home setting. A focus on anatomy and physiology is integrated with critical elements of clinical documentation to support the OASIS, PPS elements, and the diagnosis code set. Expert presenter Trish Tulloch will review common and complex home health scenarios, applying this expanded diagnosis code set with required aspects of clinical documentation to support skilled care and homebound status.

Program Objectives

  1. Identify critical elements of clinical documentation to support the comprehensive assessment and the ICD-10-CM code set.
  2. Apply clinical logic to accurately select and sequence diagnoses most common in home health settings and continue to accurately represent clinical complexity for all home health beneficiaries.
  3. Detail the substantiating clinical documentation to support the selection of critical diagnoses
  4. Identify strategies and guides to enhance agency documentation that support comprehensive assessment as well as the billable diagnoses.

Webinar 1: The Basics- March 8, 2016

  • Introduce clinicians to the nuts and bolts of clinical documentation that support the ICD-10 and its application to diverse categories in the Top 50 diagnoses for home care providers.
  • Explore common and complex home care scenarios with a focus on diabetes, aftercare for surgery, and behavioral health signs, symptoms and diagnoses.
  • Review the clinical documentation necessary for these diagnoses.

Webinar 2: Cardiac and Pulmonary DiagnosesMarch 22, 2016

  • Build upon the introductory concepts and use scenarios to address more of the Top 50 home care diagnoses.
  • Detail the critical elements and substantiating medical documentation specific to cardiac and pulmonary diagnoses.

Webinar 3: Rehab Diagnoses- April 5, 2016

  • The third webinar is a must-view for your rehabilitation team.
  • Focus on introductory concepts by delving deeper into the Top 50 – -specifically the most prevalent home health rehabilitative diagnoses.
  • Examine common and complex scenarios for acute fractures, injuries, sequela of cerebrovascular accidents and other top neuromuscular diagnoses.

 Webinar 4: Wounds – April 19, 2016

  • Enhance staff’s understanding of the required documentation for the ICD-10 expanded wound diagnoses.
  • Address more of the Top 50 home health diagnoses.
  • Detail the clinical logic and documentation necessary for diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, and other diverse wounds.

 Continuing Education: 4.0 contact hours will be awarded for completion of the entire series, including participant evaluation and sign-off by agency supervisor. No credits can be awarded for partial completion.

Faculty: Patricia W. Tulloch, RN, BSN, MSN, HCS-D, is a seasoned clinician and certified coder with more than 30 years’ experience. She has a reputation as one of the best home health educators in the country. Her presentations – which always earn rave reviews — are clear, concise and offer clinicians practical tools for improvement. Trish holds credentials in ICD-10-CM from the Board of Advanced Medical Coding and is a designated AHIMA-approved ICD-10 -CM Trainer. She consults with agencies and organizations to help them meet regulatory and accrediting standards. Trish has authored numerous industry articles including Home Health PPS: A Critical Analysis published by the Remington Report and By the Numbers: Using Blended Reports for Data-Based Decision-Making published by NAHC’s Caring Magazine. Providers and colleagues alike rely on Trish for up-to-date consultation and programs to support their success with dynamic industry changes.



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