2022 Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training
Virtual Series

On-Demand

OASIS Introduction

Course Overview
OASIS Introduction: Build the Foundation to Ensure Future OASIS Success

The course introduces staff, whether they are clinical or administrative, to the foundations of OASIS.

Lay the groundwork for future OASIS success

The course introduces staff, whether they are clinical or administrative, to the foundations of OASIS. The key to completing the OASIS accurately is understanding its importance and relatability to key rules and guidance for the operation of home health. Due to the myriad uses of the OASIS, a lack of understanding and appreciation for it can be detrimental to an agency, resulting in both financial and outcomes losses.

Course Agenda

  • Introduction to the Home Health Benefit
  • Eligible patients, who completes the OASIS
  • Intent/Purpose of OASIS
  • OASIS format, Time Points, and purpose of each Section
  • Data reporting regulations/OASIS CoP
  • How do OASIS and plan of care work together
  • Importance of data accuracy and its impact on PDGM
  • OASIS role in quality improvement
  • Risk assessment tools and their role in the OASIS
  • How to use the OASIS Guidance Manual
  • Comprehensive Resources: In each Section of the course, the title page will further indicate the applicable regulatory resources to support the content of that section. The resources are located in this section.
  • OASIS-Specific Definitions


    Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the requirements for homebound status
  • Summarize the five requirements to receive home health services
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of OASIS as it works within the PAC continuum
  • Demonstrate an understanding of who may complete an OASIS and when
  • Gain a basic understanding of the regulations surrounding the OASIS use and completion
  • Describe how the OASIS and plan of care work together
  • Understand the OASIS items that relate to payment
  • Understand how OASIS data is used for quality purposes
  • Identify the risk assessment tools referenced in the OASIS and their role in the OASIS
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the contents and layout of the OASIS Guidance Manual
  • Understand the regulatory resources that support the content
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key OASIS item definitions and their application within the OASIS form Audience: Coders who have a role in OASIS review, clinicians new to home health, QA staff
  • Recommended Resources
    If you’re looking to continue your OASIS education and plan to eventually sit for the HCS-O certification exam, we recommend the following resources:

    2022 Home Health OASIS Assessment: Identify & measure your own and/or your staff's OASIS understanding, identify potential skills gaps, pinpoint areas for training opportunities, and monitor progress over time. Learn more here.

    Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Virtual Series: OASIS Training: This virtual online training is your next step in your path to OASIS certification. Learn how to properly answer the most challenging OASIS items while reinforcing your core OASIS competencies without sacrificing productivity. Learn more here.

    2022 Home Care Clinical Specialist – OASIS (HCS-O) Certification Study Guide: This study guide takes you through the competencies necessary to master as you prepare for the HCS-O certification exam. It delivers OASIS assessment tips and sample test questions. Learn more here.

    2022 OASIS Form Companion: Keep all your OASIS documents in one easy-to-reference resource that allows you to easily search for the OASIS guidance you use most often. Note, the OASIS Form Companion is an allowable resource when taking the HCS-O exam and can be taken into the exam room. Learn more here.

    2022 Home Health Guide to OASIS: A Reference for Field Staff: Get up to speed on the latest revisions to the OASIS assessment, while also reinforcing core competencies so you can accurately and efficiently complete every assessment. Learn more here.

    2022 ICD-10-CM Wound Coding & OASIS Field Guide:Your on-the-go reference to choose the right ICD-10 code and complete the OASIS for the most common home health wounds. It is conveniently separated into chapters devoted to each type of wound commonly seen in home health, including pressure, arterial, stasis and diabetic ulcers, and surgical, trauma and complicated wounds. Learn more here.

    OASIS Training

    Course Overview
    OASIS TRAINING: Learn how to properly answer the most challenging OASIS items while reinforcing your core OASIS competencies without sacrificing productivity.

    OASIS accuracy is the key to documentation compliance, positive outcomes scores and full and proper reimbursement. Attend this full-day, intermediate-level OASIS training on the most challenging items – those questions that continue to create confusion and put your agency at risk when answered incorrectly. Expert speaker Arlynn Hansell includes opportunities to pause the recording to work through OASIS scenarios, which she discusses in depth to ensure retention and comprehension.

    During the training, you will:

  • Dive into the most challenging OASIS items and guidance, including Section GG, J1800, and J1900.

  • Avoid CMS surveyor scrutiny with best practices for answering the OASIS SOC/ROC in timely fashion.

  • Correctly apply OASIS conventions to item-specific scenarios while also learning how to apply OASIS-specific definitions for terms such as active treatment, care episode, same day, minimal assistance, and more.

  • Master the complicated wound items, including how to report pressure ulcers, stasis ulcers, surgical wounds and trauma wounds, and how to report their healing status.

  • Ensure accuracy in the reporting of cognitive patterns, including the neuro/emotional/behavioral items to ensure appropriate POC development and risk adjustment of outcomes.

  • Work through the ADL items (M1800 - M1860) to ensure you're accurately reporting the patient's functional status, or risk PDGM Functional Impairment Level Points and inaccurate outcome scores.

  • Walk away with best practices to ensure your documentation matches the OASIS, which matches the plan of care.

  • Understand the interaction of certain OASIS and coding items and how they impact the PDGM payment system

    BONUS: Receive HCS-O study session materials with purchase of this training!

    Audience: Who Should Listen? • Clinicians • Clinical supervisors • Directors of nursing • Quality managers • Quality assurance/performance improvement staff • Compliance officers

  • Recommended Resources
    If you’re looking to continue your OASIS education and plan to eventually sit for the HCS-O certification exam, we recommend the following resources:

    Home Health OASIS AssessmentIdentify & measure your own and/or your staff's OASIS understanding, identify potential skills gaps, pinpoint areas for training opportunities, and monitor progress over time. Learn more here.

    2022 Home Care Clinical Specialist – OASIS (HCS-O) Certification Study Guide: This study guide takes you through the competencies necessary to master as you prepare for the HCS-O certification exam. It delivers OASIS assessment tips and sample test questions. Learn more here.

    2022 OASIS Form Companion: Keep all your OASIS documents in one easy-to-reference resource that allows you to easily search for the OASIS guidance you use most often. Note, the OASIS Form Companion is an allowable resource when taking the HCS-O exam and can be taken into the exam room.Learn more here.

    2022 Home Health Guide to OASIS: A Reference for Field Staff: Get up to speed on the latest revisions to the OASIS assessment, while also reinforcing core competencies so you can accurately and efficiently complete every assessment.Learn more here.

    2022 ICD-10-CM Wound Coding & OASIS Field Guide: Your on-the-go reference to choose the right ICD-10 code and complete the OASIS for the most common home health wounds. It is conveniently separated into chapters devoted to each type of wound commonly seen in home health, including pressure, arterial, stasis and diabetic ulcers, and surgical, trauma and complicated wounds. Learn more here.

    ICD-10 Coding Basics

    Course Overview
    ICD-10 CODING BASICS: This session is intended for new and less experienced home health coders.

    Understand the core coding competencies that dictate accurate coding. Start with the coding fundamentals, guidelines, and conventions while you learn how your code choices impact your agency’s reimbursement and patient outcomes. Expert speaker J’non Griffin includes opportunities to pause the recording to work through scenarios, which she discusses in depth to ensure retention and comprehension.
    Learn how to:

  • Navigate the ICD-10 conventions & guidelines, including the use of laterality, Excludes notes, unspecified codes, sequelae, 7th character assignment, and key sequencing guidelines
  • Use the Alphabetic Index, Tabular List, and neoplasm table to correctly find codes
  • Apply critical thinking in understanding the sequencing of common diagnoses
  • Recognize key coding and OASIS interactions
  • Navigate the legal and ethical standards of care and clinician collaboration
  • Look up codes in the coding manual including how to understand code structure, conventions and guidelines.
  • Apply what you’ve learned by working through common home health scenarios

    Required material: All participants must have a 2022 ICD-10-CM coding manual OR the Home Health Coding Center to participate. We recommend DecisionHealth’s 2022 Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual or DecisionHealth’s Home Health Coding Center

    Audience: Who Should Listen? • Beginner coders • Clinicians who code • Home health supervisors who are taking a role in coding

  • Recommended Resources
    If you’re looking to continue your coding education and plan to eventually sit for the HCS-D certification exam, we recommend the following resources:

    Home Health ICD-10-CM Coding Assessment: Identify your own and/or your staff's home health ICD-10-CM coding understanding, identify potential skills gaps, pinpoint areas for training opportunities, and monitor progress over time.Learn more here.

    Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Virtual Series: ICD-10 Intermediate Coding: This virtual online training will walk you through how to sequence the most common home health diagnoses in ICD-10 and understand the FY2022 code and guideline changes.Learn more here.

    2022 Home Health ICD-10-CM Coding Answers: To learn how to accurately code in ICD-10, you must practice coding. Practice your coding by working through 200 ICD-10 coding scenarios that cover home health's most complicated situations.Learn more here.

    2022 Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D) Certification Study Guide: This study guide will help prepare you to take the Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) certification examination, offered by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC). You’ll get tips and sample test questions authored by BMSC Board members. Learn more here.

    ICD-10 Intermediate

    Course Overview
    ICD-10 INTERMEDIATE: This session is intended for intermediate-level coders who have been coding in home health for at least 1 year, and are planning to sit for their HCS-D credential, or who became credentialed in the past year.

    Learn how to sequence the most common home health diagnoses in ICD-10 and understand the FY2022 code and guideline changes. Expert speaker Arlynn Hansell includes opportunities to pause the recording to work through scenarios, which she discusses in depth to ensure retention and comprehension.

    BONUS: Receive the HCS-D study session materials with purchase of this training!

    More specifically, this training will cover :

  • Coding conventions and guidelines: Delve into the assumptions that can and cannot be made in ICD-10
  • COVID-19, including how to code active manifestations of COVID-19 vs late effects, including post COVID long-haulers condition; and when to assign Z86.16 instead of U07.1.
  • Documentation, OASIS, and coding: Learn how they work together to affect payment in the PDGM system and create a compliant record
  • Fractures, including traumatic and pathological fractures
  • Z codes versus a complication code: Work through scenarios to learn how to properly assign these codes
  • Wounds, including pressure ulcers, infected and non-healing surgical wounds, stasis ulcers and trauma wounds.
  • Diabetes: Learn how to choose the right code from five code categories, and review the differences in coding diabetic manifestations.
  • Cardiopulmonary, including hypertension, heart failure, and COPD versus asthma with COPD exacerbation versus emphysema.
  • CVA & late effects: Learn how to apply the 7th character to indicate sequela, as well as how to code dominant vs. non-dominant.
  • Symptom codes, including how and when to use them in PDGM
  • Mental health codes, including how to accurately code anxiety and depression, and substance abuse
  • Nervous system coding, including assigning the correct codes for post-polio syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, MS, pain and seizures.
  • Neoplasms & anemia, including surgical aftercare for neoplasms, and the key changes in coding anemia associated with malignancy, and anemia resulting from chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation therapy.
  • GI/GU, including how to report kidney disease (CKD), colitis and obstructions.
  • Poisoning and adverse effects: Learn how to report these diagnoses in ICD-10 when you will no longer be required to use the external cause codes (V00-Y99) – comparable to the E codes in the current set.
  • Review the differences between sepsis, SIRS, and septic shock, and identify correct infection verbiage for accurate coding


    Required material: All participants must have a 2022 ICD-10-CM coding manual OR the Home Health Coding Center to participate. We recommend DecisionHealth’s 2022 Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual or DecisionHealth’s Home Health Coding Center

    Audience: Who Should Listen? • Coders • Coding supervisors • Coding educators and trainers • Clinicians responsible for coding

  • Recommended Resources
    If you’re looking to continue your coding education and plan to eventually sit for the HCS-D certification exam, we recommend the following resources:

    Home Health ICD-10-CM Coding Assessment: Identify your own and/or your staff's home health ICD-10-CM coding understanding, identify potential skills gaps, pinpoint areas for training opportunities, and monitor progress over time. Learn more here.

    2022 Home Health ICD-10-CM Coding Answers: To learn how to accurately code in ICD-10, you must practice coding. Practice your coding by working through 200 ICD-10 coding scenarios that cover home health's most complicated situations.Learn more here.

    2022 Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D) Certification Study Guide: This study guide will help prepare you to take the Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) certification examination, offered by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC). You’ll get tips and sample test questions authored by BMSC Board members. Learn more here.

    Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Virtual Series: ICD-10 Advanced Coding: This virtual online training is intended experienced, HCS-D certified coders. Take this course when you’re ready to expand your coding experience and receive continuing education at your expert level. Learn more here – hyperlink when new store page is ready.Learn more here.

    ICD-10 Advanced

    Course Overview
    ICD-10 ADVANCED: This session is intended for experienced, HCS-D certified coders with 3+ years in home health coding who consider themselves experts in ICD-10 coding.

    Understand key FY2022 code and guideline changes and take your coding to the next level! Get key updates on how PDGM impacts your coding. Receive on-demand code training and valuable CEUs!

    Expand your experience and receive continuing education at your expert level. During this advanced code training, you’ll work through practice scenarios to learn how to properly sequence a variety of the most challenging home health situations, including those with multiple complications, fractures and varied wound situations, including ostomies and trauma wounds. Also, learn how to handles cases with conflicting documentation.

    You’ll work through complicated disease scenarios, including those with multiple co-morbidities, and learn how to accurately and efficiently find the focus of care and what other conditions may need to be coded. Expert speaker J’non Griffin includes opportunities to pause the recording to work through scenarios, which she discusses in depth to ensure retention and comprehension.

    Required material: All participants must have a 2022 ICD-10-CM coding manual OR the Home Health Coding Center to participate. We recommend DecisionHealth’s 2022 Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual or DecisionHealth’s Home Health Coding Center

    Audience: Who Should Listen? • Experienced HCS-D certified coders

    Recommended Resources
    If you’re looking to continue your coding education, we recommend the following resources:

    2022 Home Health ICD-10-CM Coding Answers: To learn how to accurately code in ICD-10, you must practice coding. Practice your coding by working through 200 ICD-10 coding scenarios that cover home health's most complicated situations.Learn more here.

    Home Health Coding Summit, Aug. 15-18, 2022 :Receive 30+ hours of advanced code training, including interactive scenario sessions in which you’ll work in groups with expert instructors. Delve into the most complicated home health cases and work through actual patient documentation to find the right codes.Learn more here.

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