Home Health Coding & Compliance Summit

August 3-7, 2020 | Paris, Las Vegas

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PDGM success starts with the proper coding and compliance

Decision Health is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation and reviewing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The Home Health Coding and Compliance Summit is currently scheduled to be held as planned and we look forward to welcoming you to Paris Las Vegas.

 

This year, we’ve combined coding and compliance into an agenda packed with knowledge to help you succeed under PDGM at the Home Health Coding & Compliance Summit. You’ll hear from the nation’s top home health experts on the topics that matter most ─ from the details on coding accurately for common health diseases to dodging survey deficiencies by building a culture of compliance.

Join us for:

  • Deep dive into coding for common home health diseases
  • Tips to avoid questionable encounter codes and improve documentation
  • Practice scenarios & more practice scenarios
  • Compliant and practical intake and discharge strategies
  • Strategies to avoid top survey issues
  • Time to network, share ideas, and ask experts questions
  • STAY INFORMED OF CODE CHANGES

    This year's Summit offers you the opportunity to further expand your knowledge of FY2020 code changes.

  • HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PLANS

    Learn practical strategies and get real-world guidance on how to optimize your reimbursements.

  • AHCC MEMBERS SAVE UP TO $225!

    Interested in becoming an AHCC Member, well now is the time to sign up and enjoy the many benefits.

  • CONVINCE YOUR BOSS

    To let you attend the summit with our free letter

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  • EARN CEUs

    Earn up to 21 BMSC CEUs

  • SIT FOR A BMSC EXAM

    Get recognized for your experience in home care by getting credentialed

Agenda At A Glance

Monday, August 3, 2020
8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
Track A - Start with the Basic to Make Documentation a Simpler Process Annette Lee, RN, MS, COS-C, HCS-D
Track B - How Coding Determines Payment under PDGM J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C
10:30 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
Track A - How to Get Better Documentation from Clinicians and Physicians Annette Lee, RN, MS, COS-C, HCS-D
Track B - Expertly Handle a Change in Focus of Care or Patient Condition in the Middle of a Certification Period J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C
11:25 a.m. — 12:40 p.m.
Track A - Rev up Documentation to Survive Your Agency’s Next Review Annette Lee, RN, MS, COS-C, HCS-D
Track B - Pick up the Pace to Ensure Faster Coding and Faster Claim Submissions J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C
1:40 p.m. — 2:55 p.m.
Track A - Sleuth through Documentation: Workshop Annette Lee, RN, MS, COS-C, HCS-D
Track B - Work through Sample Scenarios to Identify Revenue Breakdown Based on Code Selection J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C
3:10 p.m. — 4:25 p.m.
Track A - Key Documentation Tips Made Even More Important under PDGM Annette Lee, RN, MS, COS-C, HCS-D
Track B - Balance the Ethics of Coding While Still Demonstrating You Understand the Financial Impact of Incorrect Coding J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C
4:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.
AHCC Member Evening Reception
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Working Together: Deconstructing Silos, Bringing Together Coding, Compliance and Payment Dee Kornetti, MA, PT, HCS-D, HCS-C, COS-C
10:15 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
Expert Panel: Hot Topics in Home Health Robert W. Markette, Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C; Robin Seidman, RN, MSN, MBA, COS-C, HSC-D, LNCC, and Karen Tibbs, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C
11:25 a.m. — 12:40 p.m.
Track 1 - Choosing the Correct Cardiac/Circulatory Codes J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C
Track 2 - Guidelines vs. Conventions: What Takes Precedence? Brandi Whitemyer, RN, CDIP, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O
Track 3 - Embedding Compliance in the Everyday Lori Apple, RN, CLNC, HCS-C
1:40 p.m. — 2:55 p.m.
Track 1 - Tackle the Challenge of Diabetes Coding Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C
Track 2 - Keys to Successful Coding Audits in PDGM Karen Tibbs, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C
Track 3 - Build a Compliant Foundation: Written Policies and Procedures and Standards of Conduct Dee Kornetti, MA, PT, HCS-D, HCS-C, COS-C
3:10 p.m. — 4:25 p.m.
Track 1 - Work through COPD and Other Respiratory Conditions Brandi Whitemyer, RN, CDIP, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-D
Track 2 - Strategies for Smooth ADR and Post-Payment Review Processes Annette Lee, RN, MS COS-C, HCS-D
Track 3 - Intake and Discharge: Start Strong and Keep Compliant Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C
4:25 p.m. — 5:25 p.m.
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
Tracks 1 & 2 - Stay Ahead of the Game: Get the Latest from Coding Clinic Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA
Track 3 - Current Trends in Compliance Sandy Decker, RN, BSN
10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Track 1 - Master Coding for Complications Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C
Track 2 - Best Practices to Break through Barriers to Coders’ Productivity Lynn Speckels, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C
Track 3 - Handling Complaints and Developing Disciplinary Action Robert W. Markette, Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C
11:40 a.m. — 12:40 p.m.
Track 1 - Part 1: Coding for Wound Care in a PDGM World J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C
Track 2 - Training Staff: How to Make It More Fun and Interactive Jennifer Warfield
Track 3 - Recent Survey Issues in Home Health and Hospice Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C
1:40 p.m. — 2:55 p.m.
Track 1 - Part 2: Coding for Wound Care in a PDGM World J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C
Track 2 - Coding, OASIS and PDGM: What You Need to Know Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C
Track 3 - Suddenly, a Knock at the Door: Preparing for Survey and More Robert W. Markette, Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C
3:10 p.m. — 4:25 p.m.
Track 1 - Understand Coding for Neoplasms Brandi Whitemyer, RN, CDIP, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O
Track 2 - How to Advance in Your Career as a Coder Lynn Speckels, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C
Track 3 - Compliance Audits: Promoting Effectiveness and Preventing Pain Sharon Harder
Thursday, August 6, 2020
8:00 — 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Knowledge Download Workshop: Reviewing the Biggest Lessons in Coding and Compliance
10:15 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
Track 1 - Accurately Code for Fractures, Joint Replacements Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C
Track 2 - Best Practices for Hospice Coding Maurice Frear, HCS-D, HCS-H
Track 3 - Top 10 Documentation Mistakes to Avoid Sharon Harder
11:25 a.m. — 12:40 a.m.
Track 1 - Correctly Code for Sepsis Brandi Whitemyer, RN, CDIP, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-D
Track 2 - Re-examining the HOPE Tool: Stay on Top of Preparation for Things to Come Maurice Frear, HCS-D, HCS-H
Track 3 - Test Your Documentation Compliance Skills Sharon Harder (moderator); Dee Kornetti, MA, PT, HCS-D, HCS-C, COS-C; and Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C
12:40 p.m.
Adjourn
1:15 p.m. — 2:15 p.m.
Study Session for HCS-D Certification Exam Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C
Study Session for HCS-C Certification Exam Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C
Friday, August 7, 2020
8:00 — 8:55 a.m.
Exam Registration
9:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
HCS-D Certification Exam
9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
HCS-O, HCS-H and HCS-C Certification Exams