Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D) Exam
The Association of Home Care Coding & Compliance (AHCC) is the community for professionals dedicated to providing quality care in post-acute care settings and establishing, meeting, and maintaining standards of excellence in their area of expertise. AHCC’s credentialing arm, the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC), offers professional credentials, including the only nationally accredited home health coding credential that tests coding skills exclusively, the Home Care Coding Specialist— Diagnosis (HCS-D).
BMSC has been credentialing home health coders since 2003. More than 68% of agencies require coders to have earned the HCS-D credential as a condition of employment. The credentials are overseen by an independent board of home health and OASIS experts nationally recognized as leading authorities. Each board member has more than 25 years of experience in home health and hospice, and all are in-demand home health and hospice coding educators.
HCAF Members receive a 10% discount for the March 7 HCS-D certification exam:
- HCAF Members: $296.10
- Prospective Members: $329
To sit for the March 7 exam, download the registration form below and submit it within one week of the exam. There are three ways to register:
- Call (855) 225-5341 to register by phone;
- Fax the exam registration form to (301) 287-2535; or,
- Mail to BMSC, P.O. Box 5094, Brentwood, TN 37024-5094.
If you register over the phone with a customer service representative, please remind him/her to provide the conference code on the form at the bottom right corner. This is mandatory for the correct location of the exam and the HCAF Member discount. Please note that online registrations do not have an option for this exam offering or any discounts. Please do not register yourself online.
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Candidate Handbook for the Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D)