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TAHC ICD-10 Intermediate Coding 2 Day Workshop & Exam Day
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TAHC ICD-10 Intermediate Coding 2 Day Workshop & Exam Day

9/24/2019 to 9/26/2019
When: September 24-25 Workshop & September 26 Exam Day
Where: Tennessee Hospital Association in Meeting Room TN B
5201 Virginia Way
Brentwood, Tennessee  37027
United States
Contact: Rochelle Pedigo

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TAHC ICD-10 Intermediate Coding 2 Day Workshop & Exam Day

Workshop Dates: Tuesday, September 24th & Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 Times for both workshop days: 8:00am - 4:00pm (Central Time)

HCS-D Exam Date: Thursday, September 26th, 2019 Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm (Central Time)

Location: Tennessee Hospital Association, 5201 Virginia Way, Brentwood,TN 37027 - Meeting Room Tennessee (TN) B

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TAHC Member Prices: $300 per attendee for 1 or 2 attendees OR $275 per attendee for 3 or more attendees

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This workshop is intended for intermediate-level home health & hospice coders who have been coding in home health for at least 1 year and are planning to sit for their HCS-D credential in the near future or who became credentialed in the past year. Also this workshop will include PDGM updates and an optional Certificate for HCS-D Exam administration on the 3rd day. Individuals may register for the workshop, the exam, or both.


Workshop will include the following:

1. Coding conventions and guidelines: Focus on the assumptions within the coding system.
2. Creating a compliant record and impact on Payment: Describe how documentation, OASIS, coding all work together to affect payment.
3. Z codes versus Complications: Work on scenarios for assigning Z codes versus a complication code.
4. Sepsis: State the difference between Sepsis, SIRS, Septic Shock, and identify in documentation correct infection verbiage for accurate coding.
5. Neoplasms & anemia: Identify when surgical aftercare is needed for neoplasms versus the diagnosis itself
6. Diabetes: Demonstrate how to choose the right code when dealing with all the possible manifestations.
7. Cardiopulmonary: Identify the complexities of combination coding of hypertension, heart failure, CKD, and COPD versus emphysema.
8. CVA: Learn to choose the right code to identify the sequela of the disease
9. Poisoning and adverse effects: Identify the difference between poisoning and adverse effects, and how to code these diagnoses in ICD-10.

Speaker: Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C - Arlynn Hansell has been a Physical Therapist in both the home health and SNF settings since October 1998, holding positions of therapist, rehab manager, and quality/compliance assurance. Holds current certifications in HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, and COS-C. Arlynn is the Owner of Therapy and More, LLC, where services consist of OASIS auditing, ICD-10 coding for home health and hospice, therapy visit note audits, and end of episode quality reviews. In addition, she assists agencies in achieving therapy documentation and practice excellence in order to better position themselves against auditors. Arlynn is appointed to the BMSC Home Health Advisory Panel, where she serves as Vice Chair. She is involved in the creation and editing of the HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H certification exams. With DecisionHealth, she developed the online course ICD-10 Coding for Therapists, and is the editor of the Home Care Clinical Specialist – OASIS D online guidance.


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Exam Registration is separate: HCS-D Exam will be on-site - Thursday, September 26th - Exam Price for TAHC Members $296.10.*Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance/Decision Health offers an exam for the Home Care Coding Specialist - Diagnosis (HCS-D) Certification. CLICK FOR EXAM REGISTRATION


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