Fees

Exam Registration Fees

Home Care Coding Specialist - Diagnosis exam (HCS-D) – $329.00

Home Care Clinical Specialist - OASIS exam (HCS-O) – $329.00

Home Care Coding Specialist - Hospice exam (HCS-H) – $329.00

Home Care Specialist - Compliance exam (HCS-C) – $329.00

(Once credentialed, you will receive a one-year, complimentary membership in the Association of Home Care Coding & Compliance.)

Recertification Fees

Recertification of HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H or HCS-C credential – $229.00

Note that a 15% late fee will be added if a credential holder attempts to recertify within 90 days after the credential has expired. If the certificant does not recertify during the 90 day inactive period, the credential will be revoked. AHCC membership is complimentary when you recertify any of your credentials. If you do not hold a credential, the AHCC membership fee is $125.

BMSC Exam Refund, Extension, and Cancellation Policy and Fees

If you decide to cancel your BMSC exam registration, you must notify DecisionHealth within 30 days prior to your scheduled exam date for a full refund. Candidates registered for BMSC exams have 90 days from the day they register to take an initial or retake exam. If you do not take the exam within those 90 days and do not cancel within the allowed timeframe, your registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. You can be granted an extension, but only under the following special circumstances:

  • Natural disaster:  In the event of bad weather, a natural disaster, or another emergency (for example, a test center power outage)
  • Medical or Personal Emergency: A medical or personal emergency is an unplanned event that prevents you from taking the exam.  A medical or personal emergency may apply to you or one of your immediate family members; spouse, child, or parent as defined by the Family Medical Leave Act. Documentation (i.e. doctor’s note, emergency room forms, obituary) showing why you could not take your exam will be required.  

If the candidate has met one of the above special circumstances, requests an extension for an exam or certification eligibility period, and is approved the extension, the fees that apply are:

  1. First Approved Request for an Extension–$75 (valid for 45 days)
  2. Second and Final Approved Request for an Extension–$150 (valid for an additional 30 days). No additional extension will be authorized.

For all extension requests, please complete and submit the AHCC Request for Consideration form, along with any required documentation(s). Fees are processed after the request has been approved.

Also note, once a candidate has taken an exam, whether the score is pass or fail, the registration fee is non-refundable.

Cancellations made within 3 business days of a scheduled exam date at a PSI testing center are subject to a $72 service fee. Registrants who do not show up for the exam at PSI or at an onsite event, and who do not cancel before their scheduled exam date are liable for the full registration fee. Contact customer service to cancel an exam at 1-855-CALL-DH1 or customer@decisionhealth.com.