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Master ICD-10 coding for Home Health Agencies

  • ICD-10 for Home Health Providers provides an introduction to ICD-10 codes and guidelines; plus specific guidance for assigning codes to diagnoses common in the home health setting.
  • Understanding Case Mix and ICD-10 Coding for Home Health discusses how to apply case mix methodology, including the importance of specificity or laterality.

Both courses were written by Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, COS-C, ACE, a nationally recognized expert in Home Health Coding. These courses can be taken individually or as a package.

The newest version of the Comprehensive Home Health Coding Package is slated to be released in January 2018. To be notified when the package is available, click here.

Tuition $220 per person/per course

Special pricing: Comprehensive Home Health Coding Package: $330 per person/per package (a savings of 25% off courses purchased individually)

Online Flexibility! Work at your own pace; save time and travel costs.

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ICD-10 for Home Health Providers:

  • Identify the code format, system structure, and design of ICD-10-CM.
  • Apply Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting of ICD-10-CM codes.
  • Given a case scenario, select the necessary statements to code and apply Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting to support an accurate code assignment

Understanding Case Mix and ICD-10 Coding for Home Health:

  • Understand how case mix methodology is applied in home health.
  • Review Medicare diagnostic categories and what diagnoses/codes are included in categories and how to code correctly.
  • Understand how agency monies are impacted if coding lacks specificity or laterality.
  • Understand which injury codes (i.e., wounds, fractures) are included for case mix initial episode and subsequent episode (7th character – A versus D).

ICD-10 for Home Health Providers:

The course consists of four lessons. Each lesson takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Lesson 1: System Structure and Design

  • Code format
  • System structure
  • Coding building process
  • Additional resources in the Index

Lesson 2: ICD-10 Coding Guidelines

  • Content of the ICD-10 Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
  • Examples to demonstrate the use of the Guidelines
  • Application of the Guidelines to coding scenarios

Lesson 3: ICD-10 Chapter-Specific Diagnoses

Common diagnoses for all post acute care settings including:

  • Diabetes
  • CHF
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • COPD
  • Late Effects CVA
  • Neoplasms

Lesson 4: Specific Examples for Home Health Care

  • Aftercare coding
  • Therapy diagnoses
  • Hypertension
  • Wound coding
  • And more!

Understanding Case Mix and ICD-10 Coding for Home Health:

The course consists of 1 lesson. The lesson takes approximately 120 minutes to complete.

  • Case Mix Methodology
  • Medicare Diagnostic Categories
  • How to code correctly for the Medicare Diagnostic Categories
  • What is the impact to the agency if coding lacks specificity
  • Initial vs. Subsequent episodes and how to distinguish between them.

Comprehensive Home Health Coding Package is for HIM professionals and other Home Health Agency staff responsible for documentation and coding.

  • Staff clinicians (nurse, therapists)
  • Quality improvement (QI) and/or performance improvement (PI) staff
  • Nurse coders (RN and LPN)
  • Coders (CPC, CCS)
  • Intake Department / Liaison Staff
  • Hospital staff with post acute care responsibilities
  • New clinical managers
  • HIM professionals including coders
  • Billing Staff

Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE
AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer

Joan L. Usher is President of JLU Health Record Systems, a leader in Health Information Management and ICD-10 coding solutions. Joan has been a certified OASIS and Coding Specialist for over 9 years and is the author of the JLU Rapid Reference Coding Guide. In addition to online distance learning courses with Libman Education, Joan is author or editor of numerous courses, books and articles on Home Health Diagnostic Coding, Home Health Reimbursement Methods, Home Health Documentation, Health Record Requirements and Clinical Documentation Improvement.

Required Textbooks:

  • ICD-10-CM Code Book, current version (any publisher) or students may elect to use electronic files

Recommended Resources:

  • Medical dictionary, any publisher
  • Anatomy and physiology reference
  • Merck Manual

The optional (but recommended!) Rapid Reference Guide (located at the bottom of this page) is an easy-to-use coding guide in ICD-10 for common home health diagnoses. Includes PPS worksheet for M items.  The Rapid Reference Guide is not included with the course tuition but may be ordered through JLU Health Record Systems.

Comprehensive Home Health Coding Package consists of two courses which may be taken separately.

 ICD-10 for Home Health Providers: To receive a Certificate of Completion, students must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher and complete 3 hours of contact instruction.

Those who successfully complete the course are eligible for 3 AHIMA CEUs.

To receive CEU credit, students must achieve a passing rate on the course assessment(s). Students are able to repeat the course assessment(s) until they have mastered the material.

Understanding Case Mix and ICD-10 Coding for Home Health: To receive a Certificate of Completion, students must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher and complete 2 hours of contact instruction.

Those who successfully complete the course are eligible for 2 AHIMA CEUs.

To receive CEU credit, students must achieve a passing rate on the course assessment(s). Students are able to repeat the course assessment(s) until they have mastered the material.

Students will have up to 16 weeks to complete an individual course, or 20 weeks to complete the two-course package. To receive an optional extension, contact Libman Education at [email protected] for pricing.

ICD-10 for Home Health Providers: $220 per person/per course

Understanding Case Mix and ICD-10 Coding for Home Health: $220 per person/per course

Save when buying both!

Comprehensive Home Health Coding Package:  $330 per person/per package

Financing available through PayPal CREDIT. Information available at checkout.

Do you have a group to enroll? Simply complete this form and email it to us at [email protected]. You can also call us for group pricing at 978-369-7180.

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