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The Art of ICD-10-CM Coding
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
215 Innovation Blvd
State College, PA 16803
Wednesday, March 01, 2017, 8:00 AM to Thursday, March 02, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Event

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Member: $500
Non-Member: $1,000

Hotel Room Block Information:
Rate: $121.00 per night
Code: ADVI17A
Cut-off Date: January 29, 2017


The Art of ICD-10-CM Coding is a two-day diagnostic coding workshop appropriate for ALL levels of home health and hospice coders. This workshop, led by national coding expert Sparkle Sparks, PT, MPT, COS-C, 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.

Some of the objectives for discussion include:

  • 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

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.

NEW THIS YEAR – Prepare for 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 this document 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. These terms will be used throughout the workshop, but they will not be covered extensively in class. Your pre-class efforts will greatly enhance your learning experience.

The Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D) Exam will be offered the following day on March 3. This optional exam has a separate registration and fee. Click here to register for the exam.

Upon completion of the workshop, attendees will receive 13 nursing CEs and 13 continuing education units from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance


Workshop: Wednesday March 1, 2017
Registration: 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Workshop: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided

Workshop: Thursday March 2, 2017
Workshop: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided

HCS-D Exam (Optional): Friday March 3, 2017
Registration: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Exam: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.


Cancellation Policy: PHA will provide a credit in place of any cancelled session, event or product that has been paid for in advance. The credit may go toward any session, event or product to be used within a one-year period from the date of cancellation. The amount of the credit will be minus 25% of the cost of the original purchase price. No credit will be given for no-shows or for cancellations within three weeks of the session.