This program is preapproved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) for CEUs:
BMSC has developed the Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis for ICD-10-CM (HCS-D ICD-10) certification to affirm proficiency with ICD-10-CM medical coding requirements. The HCS-D ICD-10 certification is granted to coding professionals who demonstrate their skill to identify primary and secondary diagnoses from medical documentation, and report those diagnoses on a medical claim to the highest degree of specificity. Coding and reimbursement professionals who hold the HCS-D ICD-10 certification know how to:
For more information about HCS-D ICD-10 certification and study resources, visit ahcc.decisionhealth.com, or purchase BMSC’s Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D) ICD-10 Certification Study Guide, 2016.
BMSC has developed the Home Care Clinical Specialist – OASIS (HCS-O) certification to assure your agency has a skilled, knowledgeable and productive clinical staff. Going well beyond understanding CMS guidelines, HCS-O certification is granted to clinicians who have demonstrated the clinical skills and judgment necessary to assess a patient’s condition correctly and the knowledge to complete an OASIS-C1 assessment form accurately. Clinicians with HCS-O certification know how to:
For more information about HCS-O certification and study resources, visit ahcc.decisionhealth.com, or purchase BMSC’s Home Care Clinical Specialist – OASIS (HCS-O) Certification Study Guide, 2016.
BMSC has developed the Home Care Coding Specialist – Hospice (HCS-H) credential for candidates who are professionals skilled in classifying medical data from patient records, generally in the hospice setting. These coding specialists review patients’ records and accurately assign codes for hospice appropriate diagnoses and conditions. The HCS-H certification examination assesses proficiency in hospice specialty coding. Professionals who hold the HCS-H certification know how to:
For more information about HCS-O certification and study resources, visit ahcc.decisionhealth.com, or purchase BMSC’s Home Care Clinical Specialist – Hospice (HCS-H) Certification Study Guide, 2016.
To recertify your HCS-D, HCS-H or HCS-O credential, you will need to obtain 20 CEUs, which will include 2 online self-assessments (worth 10 CEUs) and 10 additional CEU educational offerings. For more information, visit ahcc.decisionhealth.com.
The hard copy coding manual may have tabular section dividers (A through Z) that are affixed. You may have annotations written on the coding manual pages including the notes pages at the back of the manual but they must be free of any notes containing coding rules and guidelines from other reference materials (for example, Coding Clinic, Home Health ICD-10-CM Coding Answers, and similar materials).
BMSC Exam Refund, Extension & Cancellation Policy
If you decide to cancel your BMSC exam registration, you must notify DecisionHealth within 30 days prior to your scheduled exam date for a full refund. Registrants who do not show up for the exam at PSI or at an onsite event, and who do not cancel before their scheduled exam date are liable for the full registration fee. Contact customer service to cancel an exam at 1-855-CALL-DH1 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For BMSC’s full refund, extension and cancellation policy, please visit: https://ahcc.decisionhealth.com/credentialed-fees.aspx.
Planning to take your exam while you're with us at Summit? Here's what you need to know.
The Association of Home Care Coding & Compliance (AHCC) gives post-acute care professionals a one-stop shop for access to: