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ICD-10 Coding Competency Virtual Training: Learn the Fundamentals of Home Health and Hospice Coding
Wednesday, June 08, 2022, 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM PDT
Category: Events

ICD-10 Coding Competency Virtual Training: Learn the Fundamentals of Home Health and Hospice Coding

Date: June 8, 14, 16, 2022

Time: 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Location: Webinar Series

Registration: OnlineRegistration Form

Accurate coding is essential to assure appropriate reimbursement and to support section of principal and secondary diagnoses. This webinar series will provide attendees with an overview of how to assign ICD-10-CM codes and review the conventions and coding guidelines. Following coding guidelines is significant for proper sequencing of codes. Specifically designed for the beginner coder, this workshop is appropriate for all staff that is involved in the coding including clinical staff (nursing and therapy), intake, admissions staff, billing staff and clinical managers or a quick review for existing staff. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of coding to choose the correct diagnostic code to match the detailed description of the clinical diagnosis.

This 3-part (120 minutes each) series will allow the coder to practice their newly learned skills with ICD-10-CM. Case Scenarios will be coded in class and reviewed with the group. We will discuss the associated coding guidelines, conventions, and principles.


  • Explore coding conventions & guidelines necessary for proper code assignment. (Includes, Excludes, with, NOS, laterality, Sequelae, 7th characters, manifestations)
  • Understand the steps to correctly assign ICD-10 -CM Codes.
  • Learn to successfully navigate the coding book for flawless coding
  • Understand the usage of alphabetic index, tabular list, neoplasm table, table of drugs & chemicals and external cause of injuries index
  • Identify how to code specific diagnostic areas common in home health & hospice, e.g.: diabetes, neuro, neoplasms, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and aftercare code
  • Test your knowledge cases will be used to review each area
  • Gain knowledge & understanding why ICD-10-CM is critical in home health & hospice.

Participants will need to have their ICD-10-CM manuals for class!

Optional: Competency Exam offered to demonstrate learning to the employer. This 25-question exam will provide you with the confidence needed to continue your career in coding. Cost $39 per person offered electronically on June 17, 2022. Exam information and registration are booked directly through JLU Health Record Systems. www.jluhealth.com  Events Tab.

Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, HCS-D, ACE, President, and Founder of JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized expert in the field of home health coding and health information management. Joan is also an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM trainer and Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D) by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance. Usher has a degree in Health Record Administration and has been consulting for over 35 years. 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 25 years and has educated over 25,000 people in nationwide. Joan received the Distinguished Member Award in 2017 from MaHIMA.

Member: $250 per person
NonMember: $350 per person

Payment/Cancellation Policy:
Submit cancellation requests to Brandy Sweet at [email protected].  All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within four business days from the date of the program. If due to unforeseen circumstances OAHC must cancel this event, you will receive a full refund.

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

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