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Course Descriptions


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ICD-10 CODING: Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Level for Home Health and Hospice
Advanced Coding Education – ICD-10
OASIS C-2: Basics, Advanced, Preparation for COS-C Examination
HIPAA, Privacy & Security Issues
Electronic Health Records Issues
Other Clinical Topics For New Staff/Agencies: Medicare 101; Skilled Care; Preparing For Survey

 

ICD-10 CM Coding Class Description

Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Level for Home Health and Hospice


D1.01A - Fundamentals of Coding/ICD-10 Coding 101*

Course will review the components of ICD-10.

 

Objectives:

  • Understand the structure of ICD-10
  • Review common home health diagnoses in ICD-9-CM
  • Review Generic Equivalent Mapping (GEM) into ICD-10

Level: B
Who should attend:
New & inexperienced coders, clinicians and clerical staff

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


D1.01B - Understanding Case Mix & Coding/ICD-10 Coding 102*

Course provides the inexperienced coder or clinician with a basic understanding of case mix and Prospective Payment System (PPS).

 

Objectives:

  • Review the importance of correct coding
  • Discuss diagnostic categories and what diagnosis/codes are included within category
  • Review relationship between Coding and other OASIS M questions

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
New & inexperienced coders, clinicians and clerical staff

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


D1.02 - Clinicians ICD-10 Workshop

Presentation to field staff discussing the importance of accurate coding. Review of common case mix diagnoses. Available with a Nursing or Therapy focus.

 

Objectives:

  • Understand documentation needed for specific diagnostic categories
  • Comprehensive overview of common home health diagnoses
  • Understand why accurate coding is essential under ICD-10
  • Coding impact on reimbursement

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
Clerical staff

 

90 MINUTE WORKSHOP

 


D1.03 - ICD-10 Correct Coding for Hospice

Course designed to assist Hospice’s in selecting Primary and Secondary diagnosis for correct coding.

Objectives:

  • Understanding correct coding and its role in Hospice
  • Determine how to select the specific terminal diagnosis and supporting secondary diagnoses
  • Review Regional Home Health Intermediary’s (RHHI) edits for Hospice diagnoses

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
Hospice supervisors,
clinical and clerical staff

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


D1.04 - Intake: A Key Part of the Coding Process in ICD-10

Course is divided into two 90 minute sessions. The agency provides actual Intakes for review by consultants followed by group discussion and customized presentation. Course is available with a home health or hospice focus.

 

Objectives:

  • Identify valuable information to collect during the Intake process
  • Understand the referral diagnosis, resolved conditions and home health/hospice diagnosis
  • Learn which co-morbidities impact the plan of care & must be included

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
Clinical staff, Intake, Liaisons
for home health or hospice

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


D1.06 - ICD-10: A Comprehensive Review for Home Health & Hospice

Course will provide a comprehensive overview to prepare home health and hospice for ICD-10 changes

 

Objectives:

  • Understand the ICD-10 Coding Classification System similarities & differences compared with ICD-9
  • Review the Steps in Learning How to Code
  • Review the Coding Conventions and Official Coding Guidelines
  • Learn Diagnostic coding for, neoplasms, diabetes, neuro, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, injuries and aftercare
  • Test Your Knowledge examples used thorough out the course

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
Coders, billing, QI, clinical staff

 

6 HOUR COURSE

 


D2.01 - The Essentials of ICD-10 Wound Care Coding*

course will covers all aspects of skin lesions and wounds.  Wound care coding will require a basic understanding of clinical terminology & OASIS.  Actual case studies are utilized.  Includes wound updates from WOCN, NPUAP and OASIS Q&A’s.

 

Objectives:

  • Understand the different types of wounds, lesions, ulcers and appropriate codes assignment
  • Case studies will include surgical and trauma wounds, pressure & stasis ulcers
  • Complex cases including wound VAC, VAD, skin grafts & PICC lines

 

 

Level: I
Who should attend:
Anyone looking for hands on reinforcement

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


D2.02 - Practice Makes Perfect

3 hour course will provide case scenarios & exercises for "in class" coding to allow staff to become more proficient with ICD-10 Coding.

 

Objectives:

  • Review common diagnoses used in home health
  • Utilize case study format code
  • Review answers and provide feedback

 

Level: I
Who should attend:
Anyone looking for hands on reinforcement

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


D3.01 - Experience Hands On Coding in ICD-10*

3 hour course will cover several areas of advanced coding and challenge participants utilizing case studies to determine correct diagnoses and sequencing.

 

Objectives:

  • Code specific home health cases
  • Discuss accuracy of coded cases
  • Promote the usage of co-morbidities and manifestation codes
  • Understand Aftercare coding and sequencing of V-codes

 

 

Level: A
Who should attend:
Advanced coding knowledge recommended

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


D4.-01 - Comprehensive - 2 day training

Two days will be spent on all aspects of ICD-10 training. Each chapter will be reviewed with exercises presented for class participation.

 

Objectives:

  • Comprehensive overview of all 21 Chapters
  • Provide common home health & hospice diagnoses for each chapter

 

 

Level: B/I
Who should attend:
Coders, Clinicians, QA

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 

 

Advanced Coding Education – ICD-10
ACE-10

Advanced (A): class is designed for the experienced person


ICD-10 Coding Competency & Certification

ICD-10 will require increased skills and knowledge of ICD-10 coding guidelines and conventions.  Why gamble with coding? Make sure your agency has a “full house” of coding experts. JLU will provide the training needed for your members to receive Advanced Coding Education and become an “ACE-10” in coding.
    
Staff will achieve confidence when coding by attending this specially designed, comprehensive class which covers all aspects of home health & hospice coding.

 

Objectives:

  1. Code structure & Conventions  
  2. Coding Guidelines
  3. Primary & Other Diagnoses
  4. Chapter Specific – Diagnostic Information

 

Level: A
Who should attend:
Anyone who would like advanced knowledge in coding and validation of their proficiency.  Participants should have an experience with coding.

 

Examination: 
Participants will receive a 75 question examination and will have up to 3 hours to complete.  The examination will cover all areas of ICD-10 coding for home health and hospice.

 

 

OASIS C: Basics, Preparation for COS-C Examination

Basic (B): class is designed for the beginner
Intermediate (I): class is designed to expand knowledge
Advanced (A): class is designed for the experienced person


O1.01 - OASIS C Training

3 hour course designed for clinicians. Clinicians will learn OASIS C guidelines for M responses, timelines, the primary diagnosis verses inpatient diagnosis, and the diagnosis selections impact on reimbursement.

 

Objectives:

  • Overview of timelines and reporting requirements
  • Provide clinicians with overview of OASIS items & common diagnoses
  • Differentiate between selection of Primary & Secondary diagnosis & Inpatient diagnosis
  • Impact diagnosis selection on the HHRG/ HIPPS code

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
Clinical staff

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


O2.01 - Understanding QI Review for Documentation, Compliance & Reimbursement

90 minute course will review areas where agencies collect conflicting information which may lead to down coding and impact reimbursement.

 

Objectives:

  • Identify conflicts between M responses and documentation
  • Identify specific diagnostic categories and the related M items
  • Understand diagnostic categories requirement for additional clinical or functional reimbursement
  • Review of diagnoses that impact Non-Routine Supplies (NRS)

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
Supervisors, QI, OASIS nurses

 

90 MIN COURSE

 


O2.02 - OASIS Accuracy and Auditing

90 minute course will review the agencies obligations under CoP 484.20 for accurate OASIS information.

 

Objectives:

  • Discuss areas impacted by OASIS data: outcome measures, reimbursement
  • Review requirements & strategies for clinical record audits
  • Review requirements & strategies for data entry audits
  • Review requirements & strategies for clinical audit visits
  • Best ways to summarize & report audit activities

 

 

Level: I
Who should attend:
Supervisors, QI, OASIS nurses

 

90 MIN COURSE

 


O4.03 - Excellence in OASIS C: Advanced OASIS Training

6 hour course is designed to review all the components of OASIS C with a focus on advanced knowledge. This course is also essential in preparation of the COS-C examination. Note: JLU has no affiliation with OCCB who administers the COS-C examination and does not guarantee certification of candidate.

 

Objectives:

  • Detailed review of all requirements under OASIS
  • Review of OASIS time points, documents, measures, item guidance
  • Review of OASIS Q & A’s

 

 

Level: A
Who should attend:
Staff who would advanced training or would like to take the COS-C exam

 

6 HOUR COURSE

 

 

 

HIPAA, Privacy & Security Issues

Basic (B): class is designed for the beginner
Intermediate (I): class is designed to expand knowledge


H1.01 - Protecting Health Information and Staying in Compliance

90 minute course designed to refresh and update staff on protecting health information. Current media cases and how they relate to your organization are discussed. Electronic devices for recording or storing of information protected under HIPAA are discussed. Many agencies use this course for their annual HIPAA education.

 

Objectives:

  • Identify what is considered PHI
  • Understand the pitfalls of new technology
  • Review current headlines on breeches of confidentiality
  • Understand what information may be released

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
All staff, Compliance Officers

 

90 MINUTE COURSE

 


H1.02 - Legal Pitfalls of Record Retention

3 hour course to discuss the importance of establishing a retention schedule of all clinical, financial and business documents to protect business operations.

 

Objectives:

  • Understand why establishing a retention schedule is necessary for an effective record management program
  • Review regulations governing the retention process
  • Provide an overview of the major types of documents & retention period kept by the business

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
CFO, Compliance Officers, Supervisors

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


H1.03 - Protecting the Agency from a Breech

3 hour course to discuss areas of vulnerabilities at agencies and how to properly protect information.

 

Objectives:

  • Identify what is considered Protected Health Information (PHI) & Personal Information (PI)
  • Understand what information can be released and what method
  • Understand the pitfalls of new technologies (camera phones, texting, social media)
  • Discuss Breech Notification & review current “headlines” on breeches

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
All staff

 

3 HOUR COURSE


H1.04 - HIPAA Privacy & Security Compliance

3 hour course to discuss the importance HIPAA privacy & security.

 

Objectives:

  • Review of the current HIPAA Privacy & Security regulations & how it applies to home health & hospice including a 2013 update
  • Understanding privacy as it relates to internal, external customers & business associates

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
All staff

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


H1.07 - RAC Audits - Preparing for RAC, Lessons Learned from Hospitals

90 minute course to discuss latest issues concerning home health.

 

Objectives:

  • Review the current issues under RAC
  • Determine how to effectively comply with requests
  • Lessons learned from the hospital experience

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
QI, Compliance Officers, Supervisors

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


H1.08 - Mobile Device Security (laptops, remote work, smartphones)

60 minute course to discuss mobile device security and BYOD (bring your own device)

 

Objectives:

  • Review how to secure mobile devices and needed forms on file
  • Review process for remote work and portable media
  • Discuss how to handle if lost or stolen

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
All staff, Compliance Officers

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


H1.09 - Breach Investigation & Analysis – What to do in the event you have a breach

60 minute course to discuss what to do in the case of a breach. Use this webinar as develop a plan for mitigation and recovery.

 

Objectives:

  • How to determine if the incident is a breach
  • Process for notifications
  • Discuss about cyber-security insurance

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
All staff, Compliance Officers

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


H1.10 - Security of Medical Records – Paper & Electronic

60 minute course to discuss the security if both paper and electronic record to meet HIPAA requirements.

 

Objectives:

  • Review Paper access allowed users and disclosures
  • Review Electronic access allowed users and disclosures
  • Discuss physical security safeguards

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend:
All staff, Compliance Officers, MR Staff

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


H2.01 - Managing Record Retention - Setting a Document Retention Schedule

3 hour course will review the steps to establishing a sound records management program.

 

Objectives:

  • Discuss the steps on “how to” develop a successful program
  • Review of some suggested timeframes for retention
  • Determine what policies are needed for the program
  • Understand the designation & duties of a Record Officer

 

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Level: I
Who should attend:
CFO’s, Compliance Officers, QI, Supervisors

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 

 

 

Electronic Health Records Issues

Basic (B): class is designed for the beginner


E1.01 - Learning to Love your EMR System

90 minute course to review how to use the EMR to comply with CoP requirements & other regulations.

 

Objectives:

  • Review of the EMR policies you should have in place
  • How to correct the EMR
  • Using audit tools & Benefits from EMR reminders, prompts & warnings

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend: Administrators, Supervisors, QI

 

90 MIN COURSE

 


E1.02 - Maintaining a Legally Sound Medical Record

3 hour course to discuss the importance of understanding the regulations surrounding the EMR.

 

Objectives:

  • Four principles that must be met for an EMR to be admissible
  • Discussion of the legal business record to support a claim
  • Definitions of a legal EHR, HIPAA designated record set
  • Discussion of e-discovery & meta data

 

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Level: B
Who should attend: Administrators, Supervisors, QI

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 

 

 

Other Clinical Topics for New Staff / Agencies: Medicare 101; Skilled Care; Preparing for Survey

Basic (B): class is designed for the beginner


T1.01 - Medicare - Skilled Services

3 hour course designed to educate new home health agencies and new staff on Medicare coverage guidelines for the home health patient.

 

Objectives:

  • Describe conditions of coverage by discipline for the home care patient
  • Describe skilled services and who may provide interventions
  • Describe part time & intermittent, reasonably & necessary and homebound

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend: Clinical staff, Intake

 

3 HOUR COURSE

 


T1.02 - Conducting A Home Visit

90 minute course to describe the objectives of the home visit.

 

Objectives:

  • Discussion of the purpose of the home visit, observation and data collection efforts
  • Review of the pre and post visit duties and how to most effectively accomplish the task
  • Review how to efficiently collect information for the OASIS, Care Plan, Narratives

 

 

Level: B
Who should attend: Clinical staff, Intake

 

90 MIN COURSE


T1.03 - Continuous Survey Readiness

90 minute course to review the top compliance areas for the survey. Course is designed for agencies accredited by the Joint Commission, CHAP, ACHC.

 

Objectives:

  • Review areas of vulnerabilities at agencies
  • Provide tips for staying in compliance
  • Discuss education areas required for staff
  • Recognize standardized abbreviations
  • Pronounce common diagnoses appropriately

 

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Level: B
Who should attend: Clinical staff, Intake

 

3 HOUR COURSE