e. LEVEL 3: ICD-10-CM Coding for Hospice

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This program will enhance your knowledge of coding within the hospice setting, ensure coding accuracy and reinforce compliance with hospice regulations and coding guidelines. It was developed with these individuals in mind:

  • Existing ICD-10-CM coders who require specifics on coding in a hospice setting
  • Coders preparing for the hospice coding certification [HCS-H] exam
  • Hospice Medical Directors
  • Others requiring knowledge of Hospice Coding

It is important to note that this program does not teach ICD-10-CM coding. Subscribers should have successfully completed an intermediate-level of code training or if an existing coder, attained an intermediate-level of coding knowledge. This 3-hour program is divided into three segments. In each segment Lisa Selman-Holman takes you through the many important aspects of coding in a hospice setting:

  • Segment One
    • Regulatory Background
    • How Medicare defines Related vs. Unrelated Conditions
    • Regulatory Guidance for Hospice Coding
      • A Review of CR8877
  • Segment Two
    • Rules of Sequencing
      • Etiology/Manifestation
    • The Need for Documentation
    • Challenges and Common Hospice Coding Errors
    • Introduction to the Conventions and Official Coding Guidelines
    • Sequencing
  • Segment Three
    • Coding Common Hospice Diagnoses
      • Neoplasms
      • Respiratory
      • Circulatory
      • Endocrine
      • Mental/Behavioral
      • Signs/Symptoms/Ill-defined Conditions
      • Injuries
      • Nervous System
      • Musculoskeletal
      • Skin
      • Z Codes used for Hospice

This program requires the use of your current coding manual.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 3.1 Contact Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses
  • BMSC-Approved [Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance]
    • 3.0 Contact Hrs Continuing Education for HCS-D -or-
    • 3.0 Contact Hrs Continuing Education for HCS-H
    • BMSC CE credit awarded by this program is valid until 6/30/2018

Nurse CE Approval Statement:
Selman-Holman & Associates, LLC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Desired Outcome:
The Hospice RN will be able to:

  • assess and document all information relevant to the patient’s condition and identify diagnoses to be listed
  • demonstrate ability to assign the appropriate ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes in compliance with coding conventions and guidelines
  • state the recommended process to query a physician for clarification when necessary.

Learning Outcome Statement:
Participants will view all program segments in their entirety and will indicate an intent to change practice on their post-activity evaluation tool. 
Requirements for Successful Completion: 
To receive credit for this continuing nursing education activity, the participant must:

 

  • view each program segment in its entirety
  • complete and submit the evaluation
  • acknowledge and submit a completion attestation

Once successful completion is verified, a “Certificate of Successful Completion” will be awarded for 3.1 contact hours.

Expiration Date for Awarding Nurse Contact Hours: 10/01/2017

Individual Subscription Type
Individual subscriptions allow:

  • access to the registered user
  • access to the training 24/7 from home and office
  • access and viewing an unlimited number of times during the subscription period
  • multiple test attempts allowed until successfully tested
  • CE for registered individual