Sparkle Sparks, MPT, HCS-D, COS-C is a Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis and serves as an advisor to and member of the Board of Advanced Medical Coding. She was one of the first coders in the country to earn the HCS-D. She also writes an ongoing column, “The Coding Expert” in Homecare Coding Expert magazine.
In addition, Sparkle holds the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation and is a Senior Associate Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc. She has over 10 years of home health experience as a consultant, direct care provider, PPS analyst, staff educator and OASIS & ICD-9 coding instructor. Her years spent in these various agency roles make her an empathetic and effective instructor with an intuitive sense of the issues facing home health coders today. Ms. Sparks is a licensed physical therapist who received her Master’s Degree from the University of California at San Francisco.