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

President, Home Health Solutions, LLC

Griffin offers home health consulting on many topics including quality assurance and performance improvement, program development, coding and OASIS review, staff education and plan of care compilation. Griffin has experience as a field nurse, director and executive with home health and hospice agencies.

  • Ultimate Coding & OASIS Training Virtual Series

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

      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

    • 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.

      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 2020/2021 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 2020
      • Examine advanced scenarios common to home health

    • 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 2020/2021 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!

      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 2020
      • 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

    • 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!

      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 2020/2021 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 2020.
      • 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 2020.
      • Examine advanced scenarios common to home health.

    • 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 2020/2021 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.

  • Coding Professionals: Home Health Virtual Event

    • The Many Types of Heartbreak: Choosing MI and Other Cardiac Codes

      12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

      Let J’non Griffin provide clarity for cardiac and circulatory codes so you know how and when to assign the standard MI code and the five types of Mis, plus nine codes for heart failure. Griffin will spotlight the most important changes from the last few years to ensure you understand current coding guidance. This session also covers CVAs, sequelae, and secondary hypertension.

    • Stop the Leak: How Code Selection Can Cause Revenue Breakdowns

      3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      J’Non Griffin uses sample scenarios to identify revenue breakdowns that can be traced back to coding decisions.

    • Wound Care Coding (Part 1)

      1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

      In the PDGM world, it’s even more important than ever that wounds are coded correctly as the clinical grouping for wounds is one of the most common under PDGM. This session will cover:

      • Steps to determine which codes to assign

      • Wound complications such as traumas and burns

      • Deep tissue injuries

    • Wound Care Coding (Part 2)

      2:25 p.m.- 3:25 p.m.

      In the PDGM world, it’s even more important than ever that wounds are coded correctly as the clinical grouping for wounds is one of the most common under PDGM. This session will cover:

      • Steps to determine which codes to assign

      • Wound complications such as traumas and burns

      • Deep tissue injuries

    • The Need for Speed

      3:35 p.m.- 4:35 p.m.

      J’Non Griffin discusses how the 30-day payment period increases the need to increase coder productivity and implement strategies that provide information faster. She explains how Requests for Anticipated Payments (RAPs) and notices of admissions that aren’t submitted within five days will lead to penalties in 2021.

  • Achieving Accurate Payment:
    Home Health Virtual Event

    • PDGM and Financial Metrics: The Right Coding for the Right Reimbursement

      Monday, November 2, 2020, 2:25 p.m.–3:25 p.m.

      Under PDGM your agency’s success is dependent on coding and OASIS review. To move your agency forward, you must ensure you are coding essential comorbidities, choosing the correct clinical grouping, conducting proper functional scoring, and querying physicians correctly. J’non Griffin will show scenarios that demonstrate how even slight variations in coding can result in big differences.

    • Q&A Session/Speaker Panel

      Monday, November 2, 2020, 4:35 p.m.–5:05 p.m.