Coding Accuracy in the PDGM Environment

  • 08 Dec 2020
  • 16 Dec 2020
  • 4 sessions
  • 08 Dec 2020, 7:00 AM 9:00 AM (PST)
  • 09 Dec 2020, 7:00 AM 9:00 AM (PST)
  • 15 Dec 2020, 7:00 AM 9:00 AM (PST)
  • 16 Dec 2020, 7:00 AM 9:00 AM (PST)
  • Webinar


  • Standard Rate
  • Early Bird Rate - ends 11/10/2020
  • Early Bird Rate - ends 11/10/2020
  • Standard Rate


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.

 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.

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 MHCAor HCAW, and should be purchased ahead of time from a reputable source.

Registrations may not be shared between employees –registration includes one phone line/computer access to the webinar. Multiple employee participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each person. Handouts, evaluation forms, sign-in sheets and related materials will be sent to you shortly before the program to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.

  HCAW Members Non-Members 
Early Bird Rate
ends (11/10/2020)
 $199 per connection $299 per connection 
Standard Rate $225 per connection $325 per connection 

Registration deadline: December 1, 2020

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.

Cancellation Policy: 
Cancellations must be in writing and received by HCAW on or before 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.

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