At Risk Registry
Gulf Coast Conference Handouts
Hurricane Preparedness
National Home Care News
Upcoming Events
Edutainment Center
Online Store
Contact Us
MemberFuse [Login Required]
Website Tutorials
My Committees
My Professional Dev
Committees Leadership
Custom Section
Donate Funds

Workshop - The Art of ICD-10 Coding For Home Health Baton Rouge, LA May 16-17, 2017

May 16, 2017 08:00am -
May 17, 2017 04:00pm

Event Description

The Art of ICD-10 Coding For Home Health Workshop
Presented by Sparkle Sparks
May 16-17, 2017
Embassy Suites - Baton Rouge, LA



This workshop is structured to develop ICD-10-CM coding skills and foster good habits crucial to coding success. This critical foundational knowledge, along with application through workshop exercises and coding scenarios, will lead to coding accuracy and regulatory compliance.

This workshop is appropriate for all levels of coders that are familiar with the foundational concepts of coding. Please read “Additional Workshop Details” that follow.


· Awareness of the Differences Between “Clinical Speak” & the Language of Coding

· Selection & Sequencing Criteria for Primary & Secondary Diagnoses

· Instruction for Proper Use of the ICD-10-CM Coding Manual

· Recognition & Use of Coding Conventions & Guidelines for Accurate Code Selection

· Emphasis on New ICD-10-CM Guidance

· Discussion OASIS Concepts Related to Home Health Coding

· Exercises & Scenarios to Reinforce Critical Knowledge for Successful Coding


This highly interactive class is structured to foster competence and confidence when assigning ICD-10-CM codes.  It is MANDATORY to bring an ICD-10-CM Coding Manual to fully participate in the class and complete application exercises that reinforce the concepts covered in the workshop.

If you are relatively new to coding or not familiar with the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for 2017, it is highly recommended that you review pages 8 – 18 of the document found at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/icd/10cmguidelines_2017_final.pdf prior to the workshop.  These pages describe and define the foundational concepts of Coding Conventions (Section I.A) & General Coding Guidelines (Section I.B) that will facilitate your understanding of concepts to be covered in class.  While we will touch on this material and these terms will be used throughout the workshop, they will not be covered extensively in class. Your pre-class efforts will greatly enhance your learning experience.

Special emphasis on how to use source documents will assist coders in knowing where to look for guidance when coding in their agencies.

The most current version of ICD-10-CM coding manual is available from OASIS Answers at this link: www.oasisanswers.com/products or by calling 425-868-2304.


Sparkle Sparks, PT, MPT, COS-C, Senior Associate Consultant, OASIS Answers, Inc., AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Coding Instructor

Sparkle is a physical therapist working in home care since 1994 as direct care provider, staff educator, PPS analyst, OASIS and ICD-10-CM coding instructor and consultant. She draws from this extensive background to provide practical education that is both fun & effective. Sparkle is nationally known for her humorous approach and ability to explain difficult topics in terms that all in home care can understand. She has served as an advisor to and member of the Board of Medical Specialty Coding. She is a graduate of the American Health Information Management Association’s Academy for ICD-10-CM Coding where she earned the designation of AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Coding Instructor. Sparkle holds the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation and is a Senior Associate Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.


Embassy Suites

4914 Constitution Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: 225-924-6566

Room Block—$129.00 per night + tax, use code HMC

or click       HERE to make reservation online



Before May 9th – Member $445.00, Non-Member $695.00

After May 9th – Member $495.00, Non-Member $745.00

Event Type:Workshop
Early registration ends on Oct 17, 2016.
Regular registration starts on Oct 18, 2016 and ends on May 08, 2017.
Late registration starts on May 09, 2017.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


Homepage | Member/Guest Home | Log InContact Us
"The HomeCare Association of Louisiana strives to be the primary resource, advocate, and proponent for health care in the home."
© Copyright 2010

Copyright Abila Inc 2018