Print Page | Sign In | Register
The Art of ICD-10-CM Coding for Home Health: Orlando
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

7/23/2017 to 7/24/2017
When: Sunday, July 23, 2017 & Monday, July 24, 2017
Where: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, Florida  32821
Presenter: Sparkle Sparks
Contact: Julia Heath
(850) 222-8967

« Go to Upcoming Event List  

The Art of ICD-10-CM Coding for Home Health

Designed for Home Health Clinicians and Coders


July 23-24,2017


Includes Breakfast & Lunch




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 the New ICD-10-CM Guidance
• Discussion of OASIS Concepts Related to Home Health Coding
• Exercises & Scenarios to Reinforce Critical Knowledge for Successful Coding

Visit to order the most current version of the ICD-10-CM Coding Manual.

Sparkle Sparks
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.


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: 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: or by calling 425-868-2304.

Learn from the knowledgeable and nurturing presenters from OASIS Answers, Inc. OAI holds a long-standing and national reputation for providing guided, expert instruction based on authoritative written guidance.


13.0 hours for SN, OT, ST (PT pending approval)



HCAF Members

Received By 6/30/2017 $299

Received After 6/30/2017 $349

HCAF Prospective Members

Received By 6/30/2017 $598

Received After 6/30/2017 $648



(optional, additional cost)

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. Increasingly, the HCS-O is the preferred credential for field clinicians.

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.


Click here to register for the class


Click here for more exam information


The prices listed are the rates for HCAF members IF PAID FOR BY JUNE 30, 2017. If your invoice is not paid for by June 30, your registration rate will increase $50 until July 27. If still unpaid by July 27, your registration rate will increase $100. For those who are not members of HCAF, the rates are double, with the exception of the handout binders ($75 each) and the Wound Care workshop ($1,550).

If you plan to stay at the hotel, reservations by attendees must be received on or before 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 30, 2017. To book your room, call Marriott reservations at (800) 468-3571 or (407) 351-5555 or click here to reserve online. HCAF does NOT use third parties to manage its room reservations. PLEASE avoid the scams, and ONLY make your room reservations with the hotel directly. The scam companies are much more aggressive this year and while their phone calls and emails may seem legit –– they are not! Do not reserve a room with anyone but by using our group link above or calling the hotel directly yourself!


Thank you to our sponsor!

Associate Members