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Program Overview: Challenging PDGM Coding Scenarios Two of the five PDGM categories are directly linked to coding: Clinical Grouping and Comorbidity Adjustment. PDGM requires Home Health Agencies to ensure that a patient is appropriate to be admitted to Home Health by having an acceptable primary diagnosis. What happens when the only diagnosis you have from the physician is an unaccepted diagnosis? What if the clinical record doesn’t align with the primary diagnosis? What about comorbidities? During this session, through case study analyses, we will explore some of the issues that can arise with ICD-10 CM coding under PDGM. We will discuss action plans agencies can implement to manage these challenging coding issues. Presenter: Sharon Litwin - Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.
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Program Overview: "STAR Ratings, Outcomes & Re-hospitalizations:  How Therapy Services can be the Difference Maker" Objectives:
  1. Define PT, OT, & ST services in the home health setting.
  2. List 5 key patient factors that may identify therapy needs.
  3. Identify current trends in STAR ratings, outcomes and re-hospitalizations.
  4. Understand strategies for therapy utilization to optimize outcomes.
  5. Examine patient case examples of therapy-involved vs. non-therapy involved episodes of care.
Presenter: Gina Boerger, PT, DPT Director of Clinical Excellence Therapy Advantage, Inc. Registration Fee: OCHCH Member - $35 (Per Person)
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Program Overview: Hospice Coding Series May 27th – We discuss decline in clinical status criteria and comorbidities and show how both relate to coding. We delve further into some of the more commonly seen diagnoses in hospice and review disease specific criteria and show you how to apply the coding conventions and guidelines to achieve accurate coding. June 3rd – The final webinar in our Hospice Coding series will pull all the pieces of hospice coding together.  Through case study analyses of various coding scenarios, we will ensure you understand the key elements so you can achieve accurate Hospice Coding! Presenter: Sharon M. Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D - Sharon Litwin is currently Senior Manager of Coding & Clinical Consulting at Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.  Sharon is the founder and was the senior managing partner of 5 Star Consultants, a national consulting and coding firm specializing in homecare and hospice services since 2003.  Sharon was an ACHC and CHAP surveyor, performing Medicare deemed surveys for ten years. She is a current ACHC Certified Consultant. Sharon assists homecare and hospice agencies in providing quality, meeting regulations, ICD-10 coding, OASIS, increasing outcomes and Star Ratings, and having continued survey readiness.  Sharon and HPS staff perform ICD-10 coding and OASIS reviews, QAPI, clinical record reviews, mock surveys and help agencies across the country stay in compliance.  Sharon is a regular speaker for education companies, state and national associations and publications. Registration Fee OCHCH Members - $99 (Per Person) Non-Members - $199 (Per Person)
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