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Home Health Coding Course

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The aging baby boom generation is fueling a 75% increase in the number of adults age 65 and older. By 2034, for the first time in U.S. history, seniors will outnumber children. Additionally, upwards of 90% of seniors are choosing to “age in place," in their homes. With this trend, the demand for home health coders is expected to grow by another 36% over the next ten years.

Coding and reimbursement for home health agencies (HHAs) changed dramatically in January 2020 with the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) — the case-mix classification system used to place care into payment categories. ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding now factors heavily into the case-mix system that sets HHAs payment level per patient.

The Home Health Coding Course will teach you the ins and outs of PDGM, including clinical episode management, OASIS, and ICD-10-CM coding for home health.

Education and experience requirements

Completion of a professional coding course or 1 year of ProFee coding experience is recommended.

Continuing education units (CEUs)

Approval for 8 CEUs upon successful course completion (one-time use only).

Required books

  • CPT® Professional Edition (current year), AMA publisher

  • ICD-10-CM (current year), any publisher

Course format

This is an online self-paced instruction course. You get the flexibility to complete the course on your own time, at your own pace with on-demand training. Get the help you need from the certified coaching team at any point in your training via email.

Certificate of completion

Certificate issued upon completion with a 70% passing score.

Who should take this course?

Our Home Health Coding Course is recommended for medical coders interested in specializing in home health or any HH coding veterans adjusting to PDGM’s replacement of therapy service thresholds.

Course objectives

  • Learn billing and regulatory concepts relevant to home health

  • Review ICD-10-CM guidelines and common diagnoses for home health

  • Explore the PDGM and its impact on coding and OASIS-D

Course content

  • Reading assignment covering the PDGM, ICD-10-CM coding, OASIS-D,
    and their regulatory impact on operations and reimbursement in home
    health

  • Final assessment exam

Course terms and conditions

By purchasing any online course and other items, I certify that I have read and agree to the online course terms and conditions and the refund policy.

Date of purchase is considered your course start date, additional time will be given for processing of your order. After your order is processed, you will receive further email instruction for course access.

This online course must be completed within a 1-year period or less from date of purchase. Additional time extensions may be purchased for a monthly fee. Date of purchase is considered your course start date. After your order is processed you will receive further email instruction on course access.

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