ExpiredCoding Accuracy in the PDGM Environment

  • December 8, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 9, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 15, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 16, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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.


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”.


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, but should be purchased ahead of time from a reputable source.


This program has been designed to meet the continuing education requirements for the Minnesota Board of Nursing for 8.0 contact hours. Application has been made for HCS-D BMSC CEUs.


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.


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, the sign-in sheet, and evaluation link.


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.



Registrations may not be shared between employees – registration covers the access of only one phone line/computer access to the webinar. Multiple line participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the Zoom link, your agency will be invoiced for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.


Cancellations must be in writing and received by Tuesday, December 1, 2020 to receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee (per registration). No refunds for cancellations made after the cancellation deadline or for no-shows.


Handouts and related materials will be sent to you shortly before the program to the email address you provide.

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