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Workshop - ALABAMA - The Art of ICD-10-CM Coding Montgomery, AL, May 18-19, 2017

May 18, 2017 08:00am -
May 19, 2017 04:00pm

Event Description

The Art of ICD-10 Coding For Home Health Workshop
Presented by Sparkle Sparks
May 18-19, 2017
Embassy Suites - Montgomery, Alabama



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

300 Tallapoosa Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 334-269-5055

Room Block—$134.00 per night + tax, use code HAL

or click       HERE to make reservation online



Before May 9th – Member or Non-Member $445.00

After May 9th – Member or Non-Member $495.00

Event Type:Workshop
Early registration ends on Mar 01, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Mar 02, 2017 and ends on May 09, 2017.
Late registration starts on May 10, 2017.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


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Non-Member Fee: $445.00$445.00$495.00
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