New Home Health Coding Competency Exam An Essential Tool to Receive Timely and Appropriate Reimbursement

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  • (1888PressRelease) January 09, 2015 - BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS - To help home health agencies better promote accurate coding and appropriate reimbursement, Libman Education has collaborated with JLU Health Record Systems to release the Home Health Coding Competency Exam: a tool for quickly determining proficiency in the five essential elements of ICD-9-CM home health coding.

    "Accurate coding is essential to receiving appropriate and timely reimbursement," said Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, COS-C, ACE, a nationally recognized expert in the field of health information management and president of JLU Health Record Systems. "Evaluating your coders' competency level is important for gauging that your reimbursement is accurate and will hold up under the scrutiny of an audit. This tool will also determine where vulnerabilities lie and what further training is needed."

    "In a nutshell," she added, "this tool will help you to evaluate if your home health coding staff is sufficiently equipped to perform this function critical to your agency's bottom line."

    The exam helps to determine proficiency in five essential coding areas: Coding Guidelines, Code Structure & Conventions, Chapter Specific Diagnostic Information, Sequencing, and Reimbursement Principles.

    In addition to identifying current skill gaps, the assessment results provide a blueprint for remediating deficiencies and help you to determine areas where staff need more training in preparation for ICD-10-CM.

    For more about the Home Health Coding Competency Exam, visit

    JLU Health Record Systems provides consulting services to home health agencies and hospices in the areas of EHR and coding analysis, performance improvement, health information and compliance. In addition, JLU educates organizational and individual training to achieve excellence in health care. JLU offers a wide variety of in-person and webinars in multiple categories, including ICD-9-CM Coding, ICD-9-CM ACE Coding Certification, ICD-10 Coding, OASIS C-1, HIPAA, Privacy & Security Issues, Electronic Health Records Issues & Compliance Activities, and more.

    Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the healthcare workforce. Libman Education offers self-paced online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Courseware is designed for individuals as well as health care providers and institutions, public and private workforce development training programs, and professional and volunteer associations interested in preparing their employees and members for the challenges facing the HIM workforce.

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