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Coding Accuracy in the PDGM Environment
Tuesday, December 08, 2020, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM PDT
Category: Events

Coding Accuracy in the PDGM Environment

Date: December 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2020

Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Location: Webinar Series

Registration: Online | Download Form

This coding seminar is for those who have coding experience in ICD-10 code sets and desire a refresher course on guidelines and conventions. Attendees will review the coding “rules” and learn how to apply them to commonly coded disease processes such as diabetes, cardiopulmonary diseases, wounds, neoplasms, GI/GU disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, strokes, fractures, as well as aftercare and status codes.

Another Coding season began on October 1, 2020. As always there are new deleted and revised ICD-10 codes. Accurate coding plays an intricate part in reimbursement and accuracy in home health. There are almost 70,000 codes and while a coder will probably never use most of these, it is important to know the code categories and the applicable guidelines for each category. Join Jennifer Warfield, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C as she presents very hands-on information on coding guidelines specific to home health and walks attendees through scenarios designed to assist the coder in making the correct code selection and apply the applicable rules. Make sure you have an up-to-date coding manual for practice sessions.

ICD-10 Coding to meet PDGM requirements is challenging as errors will affect acceptance of claims and ultimately reimbursement. Home Health Agencies and many clinicians lack training, knowledge and skills to be a proficient coder. The following objectives will be covered over 4 sessions. This is an intermediate level course that will involve practice scenarios.


  1. Identify and list noteworthy or changed codes, conventions and guidelines for 2021.
  2. Recognize acceptable PDGM primary diagnosis codes.
  3. Discuss and practice coding chronic conditions: Diabetes, Neoplasm, Cardiac and Respiratory diagnoses. 
  4. Discuss and practice coding mental and nervous conditions, GU, and GU diagnoses, signs and symptoms.
  5. Discuss and practice coding T codes, S codes and Z codes.

Speaker: Jennifer Warfield, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C

As a well-known homecare coding and OASIS specialist with extensive nursing experience, Jennifer is an informational ally for hundreds of home health agencies across the country. Her passion for being an educational resource keeps her travelling to conduct training sessions and speaking engagements at numerous homecare conferences on important industry topics, including coding, OASIS and documentation.

Jennifer served as educational director at one of the leading home health software companies in the country for 17 years and certified as an official ICD-10 trainer. Jennifer received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis certification from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and earned her Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical from the OASIS Certificate & Competency Board. She is author of two coding guidebooks which include “Tips, Tricks & Tidbits for Home Health Professionals”.

Materials: Coding Manuals
Attendees will be required to have a 2021 ICD-10-CM coding manual, as interactive coding scenarios will be an integral part of the learning experience. Code books will not be provided or sold by MHCA, and should be purchased ahead of time from a reputable source.

Convenience:  Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). The cost of this education is per person.

Prior to the webinar, a Zoom Webinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to click on this link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts if available and evaluation link.

Webinar Recording: You will be sent the recording link following the presentation and it will be available for 2 weeks following the webinar. The webinar format allows a concise and low-cost format plus the additional bonus of having access to the materials for 2 weeks and provides additional flexibility to ensure you have an opportunity to access the information.

Continuing Education: Minnesota HomeCare Association is approved as a provider of Continuing Education Credits by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 8.0 contact hours. It is the responsibility of the participant to assure that this program meets the licensing and continuing education requirements of their state board and to retain the required documents in his/her personal file. Attendees must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded – partial credit will not be available.  To apply for nursing contact hours, within one week following webinar participation, a completed sign-in sheet and evaluations from each individual must be returned to MHCA.  Certificates will then be issued by e-mail.  Application is being made for HCS-D BMSC CEUs.

Registration Fee: OAHC Members:  $299 per person; Non-Members:  $499 per person.  Registration fees are based on one phone/webinar connection; multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection.

Oregon Association for Home Care
1249 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR 97302

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