ICD-10-CM Coding Challenges, Pitfalls and Solutions in PDGM
October 7, 8:30am-4:30pm CT
Change is the name of the coding game and 2021 will be no different! We have new guidance, new codes and guidelines effective for the new coding year starting October 1, 2020, PLUS changes to our home health payment system. This class will include the following:
The first hour will start with an explanation of diagnosis coding in PDGM, the impact of the primary diagnosis and comorbidities on payment calculation and claim submission, and how home health agencies can avoid problems in this area.
Home health and hospice coding practice, F2F issues, and common misunderstandings will be clarified with plenty of scenarios and tools to increase accuracy.
Lack of training leads to denials, up-coding or down-coding, potentially resulting in decreased cash flow. Increase your coding knowledge and understanding and gain the expertise your agency needs to survive the 2021 changes. With government auditors targeting home care, now is the time to ensure that you are coding correctly and protecting your revenue.
- Explain the role of diagnosis coding in the new home health payment model
- Identify new codes and guidelines effective October 1, 2020
- Identify compliance issues related to coding accuracy
- Identify common errors in coding
- Demonstrate application of coding guidelines to typical home health and hospice scenarios
Lisa Selman Holman, JD, BSN, RN, President, Selman-Holman, A Briggs Healthcare Company
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Session
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Session