About

Diagnosis Coding

We are proud to present the most comprehensive home health and hospice specific ICD-10-CM training program available!  The field of diagnosis coding has been rapidly growing since the implementation of ICD-10-CM in 2015. Each year there are changes made to the codes, alpha and tabular list, and to the guidelines. Diagnosis coding continues to grow in content because there are always updates! CodePro U provides the initial training and training for those updates each year. Everyone is looking for a solution to ICD-10 training……and you just found yours! 


AHIMA and CMS recommend 40-50 hours of training for coding and clinical staff.  Make no mistake, education and preparation are key to minimizing potential coding errors, reducing internal process slowdowns, claim denials, and cash flow disruptions.
 

Why CodePro U?  In a word…RESULTS!  Many ICD-10 training programs available offer a generic, “one size fits all” approach. Focusing only on the actual ICD-10 coding component often ignores what it takes to make a coder an overall success in ICD-10 in home care. CodePro U provides education on how diagnosis coding fits into home health and hospice processes, what a coder needs to know regarding eligibility for the setting, and how codes interact with the respective payment systems.

Diagnosis coding courses are offered in 3 levels: Level 1 includes the foundational concepts every coder needs to know—the conventions and general coding guidelines and how to use the coding manual.  Level 2 continues the coder’s education with chapter specific guidelines and plenty of practice. Sprinkled throughout these courses are modules that include legal and ethical issues, how OASIS and coding interact, documentation expected, etc. Level 3 includes a comprehensive exam review course for those studying to take the HCS-D exam.

OASIS Coding

OASIS stands for Outcome Assessment Information Set. CMS instituted the C2 version in January 2017. We are expecting multiple changes to the OASIS data set to be implemented January 2019. Those in “the field” are required to collect OASIS data by completing a comprehensive assessment of the patient and applying CMS guidance. Those reviewing OASIS data for quality have to know, and apply, that same CMS guidance. CodePro U OASIS training is comprehensive and prepares the clinician and non-clinician alike for the role of reviewing the OASIS data as well as taking either of the well-known exams.

 Other Courses

The number and variety of courses offered through CodePro U will continue to expand

What is Role-Based Training? 

Role-Based Training (RBT) has been shown to be most effective when presenting information to adult learners. Employing RBT provides individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to perform specific roles within an organization and can result in a significant positive effect on user adoption, retention of material, and the overall success in understanding ICD-10 applications.


The Code Pro U Difference

·         Coding and OASIS courses were developed and taught by Lisa Selman-Holman, one of the most trusted Home Health and Hospice Coding experts and trainers in the industry.

·         Teresa Northcutt lends her expertise for the Anatomy and Physiology, Documentation, and other courses. Together, Lisa and Teresa offer a vast expanse of experience and expertise in home care.

·         On demand, web-based platform provides maximum flexibility.

·         Accessible to user 24/7 using PC, Mac, Windows, iPad, or Smart Phone. Staff can learn according to what works best for them and the organization.  All components are available at any time.

·         All coding and clinical training developed and taught by AHIMA Approved, ICD-10 Trainers who encompass decades of experience in home health and hospice

·         Subscription-based program provides ongoing training that allows users to refer to content as often as necessary.

·         Updated content available to subscribers as new information is available from entities such as CMS and the AHA Coding Clinic.

·         Interactive format, including audio and video, worksheets, and quizzes throughout the modules.

·         CEUs for nursing and AHIMA coders. BMSC certification and Texas Home Care Administrator hours are available.

·         Administrator portal allowing agency managers to monitor staff progress and compliance with the training program.

·         Ability for viewers to submit questions relative to program content directly to experts.

·         Comprehensive anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology component for clinicians and coders in the documentation module.

Lisa Selman-Holman JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C, HCS-H

Lisa established her own home care and hospice consulting company, Selman-Holman & Associates, LLC, in 2004. Lisa has held several positions in home care and hospice organizations since she got that first field nurse job in 1986. After graduating from the University of Houston Law Center in 1993, Lisa took the position of Director of Clinical Practice and Regulatory Affairs for the Texas Association for Home Care. She also spent several years as a VP of Legal Affairs for a home health and hospice management company.

CodePro U is but one of the Selman-Holman service lines. Lisa also owns CoDR—Coding Done Right, a coding, OASIS and quality outsource company.

Lisa is certified as a Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D), Homecare Coding Specialist--OASIS and is certified in OASIS competency, COS-C. She is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer. She is the author of the chapter on Home Health and Hospice Documentation in the AHIMA textbook titled “Documentation for Health Records” (2017). She is a frequent contributor to home care periodicals. She is the Chair of the Board of Medical Specialty Coding (BMSC) specialty advisory board on home health coding and OASIS and is a BMSC approved instructor. She is the main author of both the HCS-D and the HCS-O exams. She has participated on the OASIS Certificate and Competency Board on the Exam Review Task Force. She is an active member of the Texas Association for Home Care and frequently serves on regulatory task forces. She also has participated with the Texas Medical Foundation's Quality Improvement Organization State Home Health Coalition for OBQI.

Although Lisa is well known for her education on coding and OASIS, Lisa has wide expertise in home care and hospice issues.

 

Teresa Northcutt, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-H 

Teresa is a Senior Consultant with Selman-Holman & Associates. Teresa previously worked for Primaris, the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the State of Missouri. She is a dynamic presenter of training for home health agency clinical staff on OASIS assessment and coding, focusing on customized clinical education programs and the practical application of guidelines by field staff. In addition, she has provided educational programs on agency communications and processes, quality outcome improvement, and care transitions for regional and state conferences. Certified in OASIS competency (COS-C), Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D), Homecare Coding Specialist-Hospice (HCS-H) and as an AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer, Teresa brings comprehensive and contemporary knowledge of home care and quality improvement methods.

Teresa has had experience as Clinical Services and QI/Education manager with home health agencies (independent, hospital-based, and county health dept.), and as a hospital resource nurse, patient educator, and quality improvement facilitator. She received her BSN from St. Louis University.