J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C

President of Home Health Solutions, Simione Coding Company

J’non Griffin, is president of Home Health Solutions, a Simione Coding Company. Griffin brings over 32 years of experience as an RN in home healthcare. She has served as a field nurse, director of staff development and appeals, and executive with multiple home health and hospice agencies. She has also worked as the regional director of operations and served as the acting compliance officer. Griffin is a seasoned educator, published author, and national speaker. She has been a frequent contributor to industry publications, including DecisionHealth’s Diagnosis Coding Pro. She has published several manuals and assisted with the composition of several online modules for coding and OASIS instruction.

  • Ultimate Coding & OASIS
    Training

    • Understand key FY2022 code and guideline changes and take your coding to the next level!

      Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      This session is intended for experienced, HCS-D certified coders with three or more years of home health coding experience who consider themselves experts in ICD-10 coding

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

      This session will take you at a quick pace through complicated disease scenarios, including those with multiple comorbidities. Bonus: You’ll work through actual patient cases and learn how to accurately and efficiently find the focus of care and what other conditions may need to be coded.

      REQUIRED MATERIAL
      All attendees of the ICD-10 Intermediate Coding and Advanced Coding classes MUST have a 2022 ICD-10-CM coding manual OR the Home Health Coding Center to participate in the classes.We recommend DecisionHealth’s 2022 Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual, 2022 or DecisionHealth’s Home Health Coding Center

      NOTE: you MUST have a 2022 ICD-10-CM coding manual to take the HCS-D exam.

  • Home Health
    Coding & Compliance

    • FY2022 Code, Guideline, and Coding Clinic Update

      August 25, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

      Get in-depth instruction on the new, deleted, and revised FY2022 ICD-10 codes and related alpha and tabular changes that will impact home health to ensure compliance and accurate payments in PDGM. Also get an update on key coding guideline, Coding Clinic, and PDGM changes ahead of the October 1, 2021 implementation date.

    • Live Q&A With Our Expert Speakers

      August 25, 2021, 4:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

    • Properly Code Respiratory Conditions Including COVID-19

      August 26, 2021, 1:10 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

      Delve into the challenges faced when coding COVID-19 patients and get tips for how to handle the long-term sequelae caused by the virus. Understand the differences between “blue bloaters” and “pink puffers” as well as the nuances when coding and documenting for different pneumonias. Plus, conquer the challenges of coding complex patients with multiple secondary conditions that impact the comorbidity adjustment.

    • Ace Cardiovascular Coding, Ensure Proper Payment

      August 26, 2021, 3:25 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

      Learn how to code complex conditions related to hypertension and heart disease. Understand how to code the five types of MIs, CVAs, and sequelae, as well as secondary hypertension. Choose the correct codes to ensure that your agency is getting credit for caring for patients in the MMTA Cardiac category.

    • Live Q&A With Our Expert Speakers

      August 26, 2021, 5:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

      Now’s your chance to ask your most pressing coding questions.

  • Home Health
    Coding Summit

    • Interactive Session: Work Through Scenarios to Understand Coding’s Impact on Payment

      August 16, 2021, 3:50 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.

      Working through scenarios that show how the codes you choose can impact payment is the best way to ensure that you have the processes in place to get paid correctly for the care you provide. During this session, you will walk through scenarios— – from assessment to claims submission— – to learn how making different coding choices can lead to different clinical and financial outcomes and in some cases present compliance risks.

    • Every Breath You Take: Respiratory/COVID Coding

      August 17, 2021, 10:40 a.m.- 11:55 a.m.

      Delve into the challenges that coders face when coding COVID-19 patients and get tips for how to handle the long-term sequelae caused by the coronavirus. Understand the differences between “blue bloaters” and “pink puffers” as well the nuances when coding and documenting for different pneumonias. Plus, conquer the challenges of coding complex patients with multiple secondary conditions that impact the comorbidity adjustment.

    • Heartbreak Hotel: Hypertension and Heart Disease

      August 17, 2021, 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

      Stay out of the Heartbreak Hotel by learning how to code for complex conditions related to hypertension and heart disease. Choose the correct codes to ensure that your agency is getting credit for caring for patients in the MMTA Cardiac Category and get tips for deciding if the condition is rheumatic or non-rheumatic. Dig into coding challenges with the five types of MIs, CVAs and sequelae, as well as secondary hypertension.

      Tool: Quick tips for coding heart conditions

    • Scenario Workshop: How to Code Straight From the Chart

      August 17, 2021, 3:50 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.

      Work through patient cases from start to finish. You’ll use sample patient charts based on real-life samples and a coder’s notebook to practice how to complete the entire process, from the investigation, query, and OASIS review to correct coding directly from a sample patient chart.

    • The First Cut Is the Deepest: Wounds, Part 1

      August 18, 2021, 10:40 a.m.- 11:55 a.m.

      Take a comprehensive look at the patient to correctly identify and describe the wound being treated. Get answers to the most common questions around wounds. This session will energize you to follow the latest guidance and make sure coding and OASIS tell the same story about complicated wounds, from trauma wounds to burns to deep tissue injuries.

      Tool: Quick tips for wound coding

    • Under Pressure: Coding for Wounds in PDGM, Part 2

      August 18, 2021, 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

      Uncover when to code pressure ulcers as primary and how it impacts payments in PDGM. You’ll also decipher the difference between diabetes, venous, and arterial wounds, and learn how to handle situations when the patient has all of them. Plus, put the pieces of the puzzle together to see how wounds work in PDGM to determine primary groupings and comorbidity levels.

      Tool: Quick tips for wounds

    • Scenario Workshop: How to Code Straight From the Chart

      August 18, 2021, 3:50 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.

      Work through patient cases from start to finish. You’ll use sample patient charts based on real-life examples and a coder’s notebook to practice how to complete the entire process, from the investigation, query, and OASIS review to correct coding directly from a sample patient chart.

    • Are You Ready for the HCS-D Exam?

      August 19, 2021, 10:35 a.m.- 11:50 a.m.

      During this session, you will take a 10-question exam with questions from each of the four testing domains used in the Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D) exam. You’ll have a chance to participate in live polling where we will reveal the correct answers to exam questions, and you’ll receive an overview of the HCS-D exam so you know how to prepare. Get familiar with concepts and conventions that are important to know in advance of taking the exam.

  • Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Virtual Series

    • Understand the core coding competencies that dictate accurate code assignment.

      January 1, 1970, Course Overview

      This virtual seminar is intended for new and less experienced home health coders. It starts you off with coding fundamentals, guidelines, and conventions while you learn how your code choices impact your agency’s reimbursement and patient outcomes.

      The seminar is divided into three sessions for ease of use. 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.

      At the completion of this virtual training, you will be able to:

      • Discuss the legal and ethical standards of care and clinician collaboration
      • Discuss code structure, conventions and guidelines, and the coding manual
      • Review general guidance in each chapter
      • Discuss how to look up codes in the coding manual

    • January 1, 1970, Agenda

      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
      • Appropriately assign codes for signs and symptoms
      • Understand how to assign codes in M1021 (primary) and M1023 (other)
      • Recognize key coding and OASIS interactions
      • Apply and reinforce what you’ve learned by working through common home health scenarios

    • This class is intended for experienced, HCS-D certified coders with three or more years in home health coding who consider themselves experts in ICD-10 code assignment.

      January 1, 1970, Course Overview

      This virtual seminar will expand your experience as you work through practice scenarios to sequence a variety of the most challenging home health situations, including multiple complications, fractures, ostomies, and trauma wounds.

      You’ll examine actual patient cases and learn how to accurately and efficiently find the focus of care and what other conditions may need to be coded.

      The virtual seminar is divided into three sessions for ease of use. 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 attendees of our ICD-10 Intermediate Coding and Advanced Coding classes must have a 2021 ICD-10-CM coding manual. You must also have a coding manual to take the HCS-D exam. We recommend DecisionHealth’s Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual, 2021.

      At the completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:

      • Understand the new Patient Driven Grouping Model (PDGM) and how coding and OASIS play a key role
      • Discuss how to proceed in cases with conflicting documentation
      • Understand the significant coding changes for FY2021
      • Examine advanced scenarios common to home health

    • January 1, 1970, Agenda

      In the ICD-10 Advanced Coding seminar you will:

      • Work through practice scenarios to learn how to properly sequence a variety of the most challenging home health situations
      • Learn how to sequence complex scenarios, including those with multiple complications, fractures, and varied wound situations such as ostomies and trauma wounds
      • Examine complicated and uncommon disease scenarios, including those with multiple comorbidities

      REQUIRED MATERIAL: All attendees of our ICD-10 Intermediate Coding and Advanced Coding classes must have a 2021 ICD-10-CM coding manual. You must also have a coding manual to take the HCS-D exam. We recommend DecisionHealth’s Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual, 2021.

    • This seminar package gives you both popular courses from the Ultimate Training Series: OASIS and ICD-10 Coding Basics!

      January 1, 1970, Course Overview

      OASIS program:

      Learn how to properly answer the new OASIS items while reinforcing your core OASIS competencies—without sacrificing productivity. OASIS accuracy is your key to becoming a five-star agency, achieving value-based bonuses, and getting full and proper reimbursement. This virtual seminar provides intermediate-level OASIS training on the most challenging items and confusing questions that put your agency at risk when answered incorrectly.

      This virtual seminar is divided into four sessions for ease of use. Expert instructor Arlynn Hansell includes opportunities to pause the recording to work through scenarios, which she discusses in depth to ensure retention and comprehension.

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

      ICD-10 Coding Basics program:

      Understand the core coding competencies that dictate accurate code assignment. This virtual seminar is intended for new and less experienced home health coders. It starts you off with coding fundamentals, guidelines, and conventions while you learn how your code choices impact your agency’s reimbursement and patient outcomes.

      The seminar is divided into three sessions for ease of use. 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.

      At the conclusion of this virtual training, you will:

      • Learn the specific OASIS-D1 items and updated guidance effective January 2021
      • Avoid CMS surveyor scrutiny with best practices for answering the OASIS SOC/ROC in a 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
      • Ensure accuracy in the reporting of neuro/emotional/behavioral items
      • Work through ADL items to ensure you're accurately reporting the patient's functional status
      • Walk away with best practices to ensure your documentation matches the OASIS, which matches the plan of care
      • Understand the interaction of certain OASIS items and the new Patient-Driven Grouping Model (PDGM) payment system
      • Discuss the legal and ethical standards of care and clinician collaboration
      • Discuss code structure, conventions and guidelines, and the coding manual
      • Review general guidance in each chapter
      • Discuss how to look up codes in the coding manual

    • January 1, 1970, Agenda

      In the OASIS seminar you will:

      • Hammer home the most challenging OASIS items and guidance, including Section GG, J1800 and J1900 (falls).
      • Avoid CMS surveyor scrutiny with best practices for answering the OASIS SOC/ROC in a timely fashion. - Learn how to answer M0102 (date of physician ordered SOC) and M0104 (date of referral) in challenging situations.
      • 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 neuro/emotional/behavioral items (M1700–M1745) 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, lest you 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.

      In the ICD-10 Coding Basics seminar you will 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
      • Appropriately assign codes for signs and symptoms
      • Understand how to assign codes in M1021 (primary) and M1023 (other)
      • Recognize key coding and OASIS interactions
      • Apply and reinforce what you’ve learned by working through common home health scenarios

    • This seminar package gives you both popular courses from the Ultimate Training Series: OASIS & ICD-10 Intermediate Coding!

      January 1, 1970, Course Overview

      Learn how to properly answer the new OASIS items while reinforcing your core OASIS competencies—without sacrificing productivity. OASIS accuracy is your key to becoming a five-star agency, achieving value-based bonuses, and getting full and proper reimbursement. This virtual seminar provides intermediate-level OASIS training on the most challenging items and confusing questions that put your agency at risk when answered incorrectly.

      This virtual seminar is divided into four sessions for ease of use. Expert instructor Arlynn Hansell includes opportunities to pause the recording to work through scenarios, which she discusses in depth to ensure retention and comprehension.

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

      ICD-10 Advanced Coding program:

      This class is intended for experienced, HCS-D certified coders with three or more years in home health coding who consider themselves experts in ICD-10 code assignment. This virtual seminar will expand your experience as you work through practice scenarios to sequence a variety of the most challenging home health situations, including multiple complications, fractures, ostomies, and trauma wounds.

      You’ll examine actual patient cases and learn how to accurately and efficiently find the focus of care and what other conditions may need to be coded.

      The virtual seminar is divided into three sessions for ease of use. 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 attendees of our ICD-10 Intermediate Coding and Advanced Coding classes must have a 2021 ICD-10-CM coding manual. You must also have a coding manual to take the HCS-D exam. We recommend DecisionHealth’s Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual, 2021.

      At the conclusion of this virtual training, the you will:

      • Learn the specific OASIS-D1 items and updated guidance effective January 2021.
      • Avoid CMS surveyor scrutiny with best practices for answering the OASIS SOC/ROC in a 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.
      • Ensure accuracy in the reporting of neuro/emotional/behavioral items.
      • Work through ADL items to ensure you're accurately reporting the patient's functional status.
      • Walk away with best practices to ensure your documentation matches the OASIS, which matches the plan of care.
      • Understand the interaction of certain OASIS items and the new Patient-Driven Grouping Model (PDGM) payment system.
      • Understand the PDGM and how coding and OASIS play a key role.
      • Discuss how to proceed in cases with conflicting documentation.
      • Understand the significant coding changes for 2021.
      • Examine advanced scenarios common to home health.

    • January 1, 1970, Agenda

      In the OASIS seminar you will:

      • Hammer home the most challenging OASIS items and guidance, including Section GG, J1800 and J1900 (falls).
      • Avoid CMS surveyor scrutiny with best practices for answering the OASIS SOC/ROC in a timely fashion. - Learn how to answer M0102 (date of physician ordered SOC) and M0104 (date of referral) in challenging situations.
      • 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 neuro/emotional/behavioral items (M1700–M1745) 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, lest you 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.

      In the ICD-10 Advanced Coding seminar you will:

      • Work through practice scenarios to learn how to properly sequence a variety of the most challenging home health situations.
      • Learn how to sequence complex scenarios, including those with multiple complications, fractures, and varied wound situations such as ostomies and trauma wounds.
      • Examine complicated and uncommon disease scenarios, including those with multiple comorbidities.

      REQUIRED MATERIAL: All attendees of our ICD-10 Intermediate Coding and Advanced Coding classes must have a 2021 ICD-10-CM coding manual. You must also have a coding manual to take the HCS-D exam. We recommend DecisionHealth’s Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual, 2021.