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Advanced Coding Education (ACEs) & Certification
Tuesday, April 04, 2023, 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM PST
Category: Events

Advanced Coding Education (ACEs) & Certification*

Date: April 4, 6 & 11, 2023
*certification exam online: Friday, April 14, 2023 - 6am-9am PST

Time: 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Location: Webinar Series

Registration: OnlineRegistration Form


Advanced Coding Education ICD-10 Webinar Series (April 4, April 6, April 11, 2023)
This 3-part webinar series will allow the learner to participate from their own location and will cover a full day of learning. Accurate coding under PDGM requires an increased skill set and knowledge of ICD-10 coding guidelines and conventions.Why gamble with coding and your reimbursement? Make sure your agency has a “full house” of coding experts. JLU will provide the training needed for your members to receive Advanced Coding Education and become an “ACE-10” in coding.

Staff will achieve confidence when coding by attending this specially designed, comprehensive class which covers all aspects of both home health & hospice coding.  This year’s live webinar series will allow the coder to participate from their agency, saving time.   This course may also be utilized as a preparation course for any of the home health coding certifications (ACE, HCS-D, BCHH-C).

Four major areas are covered in the course and examination:

  1. Code structure & Conventions
  2. Coding Guidelines
  3. Primary & Other Diagnoses
  4. Chapter Specific – Diagnostic Information (Including many Test Your Knowledge cases)

Coding Certification (April 14, 2023)
What Does Certification Mean? Certification represents achievement of a standard of knowledge recommended by the American Health Information Management Association. A certified coding staff will assist your agency in meeting the necessary standards to assure reliability when coding. The ACE certification is valid for 3 years.

Target Audience: This class is designed for anyone who would like advanced knowledge in coding and validation of their proficiency. Participants should have an experience with coding. Participants will be required to have a current ICD-10-CM manual to access for the webinars. Agencies need certified coders for accuracy with PDGM.

Scoring: Participants not attaining a passing grade are given a one-time opportunity to take the examination again, free of charge, within 3 months of the original examination date. Currently exams are administered on paper. The certification is valid for three years. 


Certification or Recertification Exam 
Register through JLU Health Records at 781-829-9632 or www.jluhealth.com, Events tab     

Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, HCS-D, Presidentand Founder of JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized expert in the field of home health coding and health information management. Joan is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM trainer. Usher has a degree in Health Information Management (HIM) and has been consulting for over 30 years. She is a certified Coding expert with extensive knowledge in OASIS. Joan is Past President, Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA), a component organization of the American Health Information Management (AHIMA) that is considered the premier organization which credentials individuals as certified coders. She has taught ICD coding for over 25 years and has educated over 25,000 people in nationwide. Joan received the Distinguished Member Award in 2017 from MaHIMA.


Member - $299
Non-Member - $399

Convenience: Due to the expense of using the telephone/web hook-up, Webinar registrations may not be shared between agencies.  Your registration covers the access of only one log in to the webinar. Handouts and related materials will be sent to you shortly before the program to the email address you provide.  Refunds will be issued for those that cancel up to three (3) days prior to the program.  Cancellations made less than 3 business days, or ‘no shows’ will forfeit the registration fee.  Cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail.

Oregon Association for Home Care
417 2nd St. Ste. 101, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Contact: Brandy Sweet - [email protected] - (503) 364-2733