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Advanced Coding Education (ACE) & Certification
Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6:30 AM to Thursday, June 24, 2021, 8:00 AM PDT
Category: Workshop

Advanced Coding Education (ACE) & Certification*

6/15, 6/17, 6/22, 6/24
 6:30 am - 8:00 am

*Certification Exam Online: Thursday June 30, 2021

6:00 am - 9:00 am

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

This 4-part webinar series will allow the learner to participate from their own location and will cover a full day of learning.

HOSPICE – Correct coding of terminal illness and comorbidities are necessary for the claim, understanding case mix and to avoid ADR’s.

HOME HEALTH - Accurate coding under PDGM will require 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. CHAPCA training with JLU will provide the training needed for your billing and coding staff 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 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:

1.  Code structure & Conventions

2.  Coding Guidelines

3. Primary & Other Diagnoses

4. Chapter Specific – Diagnostic Information (Including many Test Your Knowledge cases)

Coding Certification June 30, 2021 6:00 am – 8 am

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 (for home health OR hospice) is valid for 3 years.

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.

Presenter:   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 and Hospice. 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 20 years and has educated over 25,000 people in nationwide. Joan received the Distinguished Member Award in 2017 from MaHIMA. 

Registration Fees 


     Member Rate

      Non-Member Rate

ACEs Course



Certification or Recertification

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











Registration deadline:

June 8, 2021.  A $30 late fee will be charged per person for each registration received after the deadline.

Payment/Cancellation Policy:

Payment must be made at the time of registration. Payment can be made by VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.  No refunds will be issued, providers can place an alternate attendee no later than June 8, 2021 at 4:00pm pst.

No shows will forfeit the registration fee