This program is preapproved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) for CEUs:
HCS-D ICD-10 Certification Exams: $299
HCS-O Certification Exam: $299
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:
There will be two options for coding professionals to earn the HCS-D ICD-10 certification:
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, 2015.
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, 2015.
To recertify your HCS-D or HCS-O credential, you will no longer need to take a test. Instead, 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 http://ahcc.decisionhealth.com.
A separate registration and fee is required to sit for the exam on site at the Home Health Coding Summit.
For the HCS-D certification, candidates MUST bring a current ICD-10-CM coding manual and a photo ID to the test. Books will not be provided to exam candidates, nor is book sharing allowed (among candidates).
For the HCS-O certification, candidates MUST bring an OASIS-C Form Companion OR allowed documents. Resources will not be provided to exam candidates, nor is sharing allowed (among candidates).
"I like how the conference topics included both ICD-9 and bits of ICD-10 together — this will really help our transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Everything we tackled today are all great topics, discussed with new takes on them. I've been attending the Home Health Coding Summit since 2005 and I always learn something new about an old topic!"
– Ella Rabor, RN, HCS-D,
Tru-Care Home Health