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Good & Bad Documentation for Coding & Case Mix: What Does it Look Like?
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When: Thursday, August 4, 2016
Where: Brockton VNA
500 Belmont Street
Brockton, Massachusetts  02301
United States
Contact: Megan Fournier

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Good Documentation is the key to accurate reimbursement.  Bad documentation exposes the agency to compliance risks and reimbursement losses.  Join us for this informative session about proper documentation in the EHR for diagnoses.  Discussed will be what your staff should document to support code selection.  

1. Identify common documentation issues that lead to inaccurate coding

a. Discuss how specificity & laterality  relate to case mix
b. Review areas where there is a compliance risk

2. Identify three strategies to effectively educate clinicians on supportive documentation

a. What areas should you ask your EHR vendor for enhancements?

3. Understand key areas to train clinicians

a. Review of conflicting OASIS questions with diagnoses

4. Test Your Knowledge Cases will be presented

Bonus tools provided for top diagnoses to share with staff. 

Audience:  Coders, Quality Staff, Intake Staff, Clinicians
Reminder: Bring your ICD-10 Manuals to class

Presenter:  Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE
, President, JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized health information management expert. She is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM trainer and has been a home health consultant for over 30 years. She has educated more than 15,000 people nationwide on coding and OASIS. Joan is past president of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) and is a Board of Director for the Home Care Alliance of MA and Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of MA.  Joan's webinars consistently earn outstanding reviews from participants.


Member Rate: $129/ Person

Non-Member Rate: $199/ Person



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NEW POLICY*: HCA of MA now requires that payment in advance. If we have not received payment before the event, you will be asked to provide it or proof of incoming payment in order to attend the meeting. Please be sure to send your open invoice to your accounting department so there are no problems.

Cancellation Policy: Submit cancellation requests by email to Stephanie Drakes at 
$25 or 25% cancellation fee, whichever is more, between 7 days and 24 hours of event. No refund for same day cancellation or no-show. Refund assumes registration paid in advance. Unpaid registrations remain payable, adjusted only for approved cancellation as above.



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