Kathie Belsky from OAI was instrumental in developing these trainings and is a presenter of the 8 HIS coding modules. She offers the following insights into the use of these tools. “The HIS Coding module series is designed with the hospice provider in mind. The modules are built around some of the most frequently asked questions that are received via the Hospice Quality Help Desk. I find these modules extremely valuable in that they can be watched individually or as a group. Used as a teaching tool, these modules can help reinforce HIS learning principles and provide guidance specific information. The modules can also be used as ongoing HIS refresher education segments or in conjunction with an orientation program. Because the videos are recorded and easily accessible via You Tube, they are ideal learning tools for after hours and per diem staff that may not be able to attend traditional in-services.”
Navigating the HQRP Website Modules Series
Navigating the HQRP Website series includes information on the CMS Hospice Quality websites and resources and contains short videos on using the HQRP website, CAHPS survey website, and QTSO website. It also provides information on using the available HQRP helpdesks.
HIS Coding Modules Series
This new series of modules presents information on updated HIS coding guidance for selected HIS items. This series consists of 8 on-demand video modules that providers can watch to learn more about how to code select HIS items in specific clinical situations. PowerPoint slides for each module are also available for download. The following modules are available:
- Module 1: General Information
- Module 2: Section A, I, and Z
- Module 3: Section F, Preferences
- Module 4: Section J, Pain
- Module 5: Section J, Respiratory Status
- Module 6: Section N, Medications
- Module 7: Section O, Service Utilization
- Module 8: Chapter 3 Submission and Correction of HIS Records
If you haven’t checked out these new tools, we encourage you to do so on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program website in the Training and Education Library.