Wednesday June 26, 2013 at 8:00 AM EDT
Thursday June 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM EDT

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Sheraton Detroit - Novi Hotel 
21111 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI 48375

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Elaine Trzasko 
A-1 Homecare Consulting & Staffing 

Hear What Past Participants say about the Workshop: 

"Topics and materials covered gave me a much better understanding on how to probably code. I am anxiious to return to work and apply my new knowledge."                       -Tamika Taylor

"This is the first time I've felt like a "coder" since becoming a nurse years ago. I'm ready to take my certification exam now! Thank You!                                    - Judith James Bert

"Extremely helpful seminar. Speaker/presenter very knowledeable, very available for questions/help during breaks gave me a much better understanding on how to probably code. Great location, parking, lunch, etc."     -Melissa Gaglio

Don't miss this important coding workshop at a truly affordable price! The lowest fee in town!

A-1 Homecare Consulting & Staffing has been providing quality educational events since 2005. With no annual subscription or membership fees, our patrons continue to receive the benefits of affordable yet highly informative seminars and workshops.

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ICD-9 CM Home Care Diagnosis Coding

June 26, 2013: Beginner to Pre-Intermediate Level

June 27, 2013: Intermediate Level with             Introduction to ICD-10

With ICD-10-CM implementation to begin October 1, 2014, the home health industry must make sure that their currrent ICD-9-CM coding practices yield the highest accuracy for optimal payments, coding compliance and audit/survey success.

This 2-day program will offer ICD-9-CM coding instructions to the basic/pre-intermediate level coder, update the skills of a more experienced coder and/or prepare participants for the HCS-D Coding Certification Exam. It will also provide instructions on coding changes for the M1024 payment diagnnosis, as well as application of the guidelines to sample home health scenarios including ICD-10-CM codes.

Who Should Attend? Home Care Nurses, Therapists, Clinical Supervisors, Administrators, Financial Managers, Quality Improvement Staff, QA and Billing Staff

SPEAKER: Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM Trainer is the President and owner of Adams Home Care Consulting, Inc. She is a full Board member for the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance. Her 25 years experiences includes providing operational and clinical consultative services to many home care and hospice organizations, as well as teaching teleconferences and workshops on OASIS, ICD9 Coding, Home Health PPS and other home care related topics for individual agencies, state associations and national organizations.



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Note: Additional attendees from the SAME Agency $10 discount per person

Day 1 Basic - Pre-Intermediate Coding: Wednesday, June 26 (8:00am-4:30pm)                                    

 OBJECTIVES:  Registration is from  7:30am - 8am

  1. Identify the roles of the coder in home health care.
  2. Identify the 3 distinct parts of the ICD-9-CM Coding Manual.
  3. Describe 3 conventions for coding for ICD-9-CM Coding.
  4. Identify a minimum of four general coding guidelines for coding.
  5. Describe the process of selecting and sequencing diagnoses including 2013 coding changes for M1024 (payment diagnosis).
  6. Describe the basics of HH PPS.
  7. Describe basic rules governing the use V-codes.
  8. Apply the correct coding principle to diabetic sample situations.
  9. Apply coding guidelines to common leg ulcers.

Day 2 Intermediate Coding: Thursday, June 27 (8:00am-4:30pm)                                                           

OBJECTIVES: Registration is from  7:30am - 8am

  1. Describe 4 basic differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM. 
  2. Demonstrate appropriate code selection and sequencing for a variety of cardiopulmonary conditions.
  3. Demonstrate proper code selection and sequencing for neoplasms and associated conditions.
  4. Apply correct code selection and sequencing in a variety of orthopedic case examples. 
  5. Identify the proper application of coding to a variety of wound applications, including ulcers, routine surgical aftercare vs. complications of surgical wounds, and abcess/cellulitis.
  6. Demonstrate use of complication and late effect codes.
  7. Differentiate superficial injuries and trauma wounds.
  8. Demonstrate appropriate code selection and sequencing for a variety of Psych 1 and 2 diagnoses. 
  9. Illustrate the proper coding of adverse effects versus poisoning using the Table of Drugs and Chemicals.  

For attendees who would like to take the optional HCS-D certification exam on Friday, June 28 (8:30 am Registration followed by 9am - 12pm exam time): 

HCS-D Exam Study Session on June 27, 2013 (5pm - 6pm) No charge for registered exam takers. 

Separate ADVANCE registration and payment must be done to BMSC (Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance) by visiting BMSC website Events page: look for the A-1 event and download the .pdf registration or by clicking this page link: http://www.medicalspecialtycoding.com/events.aspx and faxing the completed form to BMSC.

Exam fee: for first-time certification $299 and recertification $189 payable directly to BMSC.  Email: info@medicalspecialtycoding.com for all other inquiries.

For a Study Outline for the examination and free practice questions for the exam, you can visit the link: http://www.medicalspecialtycoding.com/studymaterials.aspx

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:                                                                                                                Cancellations received in writing 10 days prior to the workshop will be subject to a $50 administrative fee. NO REFUNDS will be issued for cancellations received within 10 days of the workshop. Refunds will not be made for no-shows. However, substitutions are allowed with advance written notice.

CREDITS OFFERED: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15642 for 7 contact hours per day of training for nurses and 7 CEUs per day of training for HCS-D credential maintenance.

ACCOMMODATIONS: A block of rooms is being  held at the Sheraton-Detroit Novi (Phone: 248-348-4897) for the evenings of June 25 and 26. Please mention the "A-1 Homecare Consulting" event, when reserving your room. Reservations must be made no later than June 12, 2013. After this date, room availability and the discounted rate are not guaranteed. Discounted rate: $102/night.

Any further information or help with registering, please call Elaine at 734-673-3400 or email at elaine @a1homecare.net or logon to our website at www.a1homecare.net.

For a copy of the brochure click here.