Upcoming2020 Series for Beginner Coders


Price Qty
Alliance Membershow details + $389.00 (USD)  
RI Partnership Membershow details + $389.00 (USD)  
VNAs of VT Membershow details + $389.00 (USD)  
Not Yet a Membershow details + $499.00 (USD)  


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  • Session 1: Fundamentals of Coding 101
    August 11, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Session 2: Coding and Its Impact on Reimbursement
    August 18, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Session 3: Understanding Common Diagnostic Areas – Where Coding Mistakes Occur: Part 1
    August 25, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Session 4: Understanding Common Diagnostic Areas – Where Coding Mistakes Occur: Part 2
    September 1, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm

This course is structured for the beginner coder or clinician to understand basic coding. This program series will provide attendees with an overview of how to assign ICD-10 codes and review the coding guidelines for ICD-10

Please bring your ICD-10-CM Manual to class!

Beginner Coding for Home Health  – Web Series

August 11, 18, 25 and September 1, 2020

11:00 am – 12:15 pm (75 minutes)

Accurate coding is essential to assure appropriate reimbursement.  The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) only complicates the already cumbersome process.  Prepare more of your staff with this 4-part webinar Series for Beginner Coders. The series will provide attendees with an overview of how to assign codes and examine coding guidelines which are significant for appropriate sequencing of codes. Discussed will be Clinical Groups and comorbidity adjustments from proper coding. Specifically designed for the beginner coder, this series is appropriate for all staff involved in coding.  

Provide your staff with the information needed to ask the right questions, and collect the necessary data needed for proper reimbursement.  Register today!

August 11

Please bring your ICD-10-CM Manual to class!

Session 1: Fundamentals of Coding 101

  • Understand the four steps to correctly assign codes.
  • Begin to explore coding conventions and coding guidelines necessary for proper code assignment.
  • Gain knowledge& understanding why accurate ICD-10-CM coding is critical in home health.

August 18

Please bring your ICD-10-CM Manual to class!

Session 2: Coding and Its Impact on Reimbursement

  • Continue to learn the coding conventions & guidelines  for correct payment .
  • Understand how coding impacts PDGM payment methodology.
  • Learn how to code  the principal diagnosis & comorbidities using ICD-10-CM & OASIS guidelines.
  • Discuss the proper sequencing of diagnoses and gain a basic understanding of case mix.

August 25

Please bring your ICD-10-CM Manual to class!

Session 3: Understanding Common Diagnostic Areas – How to Code Correctly: Part 1

  • Identify how to code specific diagnostic areas:
    • Diabetes;
    • Neurological Diagnoses;
    • Neoplasms/Cancers;
    • Circulatory Diagnoses;
    • Respiratory Diagnoses.
  • Practice how to code diagnoses based on practice Test Your Knowledge exercises.

September 1

Please bring your ICD-10-CM Manual to class!

Session 4: Understanding Common Diagnostic Areas – How to Code Correctly: Part 2

  • Identify how to code specific diagnostic areas:
  • Ulcers and wounds;
  • Diseases of Genitourinary
  • Fractures, injuries and aftercare coding.
  • Practice how to code diagnoses based on practice Test Your Knowledge

Presenter: 

Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, President, JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM trainer.  Joan has a degree in Health Information Management and has been a home health con- sultant for over 28 years. She has educated more than 15,000 people in nationwide on coding. Joan is past president of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) and has served three years as a delegate for American Health Information Management Assn (AHIMA). Usher is a Board of Director of Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of MA. Joan’s webinars consistently earn outstanding reviews from participants.

Registration Fee:

Member Rate is $389.00 – Non-members $499.00

 Tuesdays August, 11,18, 25 and Sept 1, 2020 from 11:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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