ICD-10-CM Coding for Home Health Workshop

Critical Concepts for 2019 & Beyond


Change is the name of the coding game. New codes, new tabular list changes, new guidelines and new Coding Clinic interpretations, plus new proposed home health payment changes require us to stay ahead of the game. Increase your knowledge and understanding, and gain the expertise your agency needs to survive in this comprehensive two-day intermediate coding course specific for home care coders.

Increase your understanding of the regulatory aspects and ethics of diagnosis coding and utilize lots of examples to increase your skills, proficiency, speed and accuracy in choosing the appropriate ICD-10-CM codes.

Attendees will be able to demonstrate proficiency in complex coding scenarios and be ready to tackle home care charts with confidence. We will apply Prospective Payment System reform, known as PDGM, to scenarios so that home health participants will understand payment implications and compliance issues. With government auditors targeting home care, now is the time to ensure that you are coding correctly and protecting your revenue.

Program Topics:
  • Selection & Sequencing Criteria for Primary & Secondary Diagnoses
  • Use of Chapter Specific Guidelines for Accurate Code Selection
  • Discussion of New ICD-10-CM Codes and Guidance for 2019
  • Review of CMS' OASIS Guidance for Home Health Coding
  • Preview of Coding's Impact on the Proposed PDGM Payment Model
  • Application Exercises & Scenarios to Enhance Coding Skills


Required Resource
It is ESSENTIAL that participants bring a current ICD-10-CM Coding Manual to class to fully participate in this learning experience. Accurate code assignment is not possible without a coding manual.

The most current version of ICD-10-CM coding manual is available through the CAHSAH® Bookstore at here or by calling 916-641-5795, ext. 113.

Source documents will be provided and reviewed at the workshop. This guidance will allow participants to further their education outside the class and arm them with the tools to research answers to questions that arise in their agencies. Mastering coding skills takes practice and knowing where to find guidance ensures coding accuracy and regulatory compliance.

This class is designed with intermediate coders in mind. We recommend a review of the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for 2018, pages 8 18 of the document, found here prior to the workshop. These pages describe and define the Coding Conventions (Section I.A) and General Coding Guidelines (Section I.B). It is expected that intermediate coders already possess this foundational knowledge as it will not be the focus of this class. Your pre-class efforts will greatly enhance your learning experience.


This workshop is most appropriate for intermediate coders who are familiar with the foundational concepts of coding.



Speaker: Lisa Selman-Holman
BMSC Chair

Lisa is a veteran of home care with over 30 years spent in home health and hospice, both as an RN and as an attorney practicing exclusively in home care. She is the owner of Selman-Holman & Associates, LLC, a full-service home care and hospice consulting firm; CoDR (Coding Done Right), an outsourcing company for home care and hospice coding and OASIS review; and Code Pro U, the premier comprehensive online education for ICD-10-CM and OASIS.

She is the Chair of the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance. She is the technical editor of the Decision Health Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. She has provided education to home health and hospice professionals since 1994. She is known for her comprehensive knowledge of home health and hospice regulations and her ability to communicate with insight and humor.


Cancellations are subject to 20% handling fee. There will be NO REFUNDS issued for cancellations received within 10 business days prior to program. Cancellations must be in writing. Refunds will not be made for no-shows. However, substitutions will be allowed. Should CAHSAH® cancel the program, a full registration fee refund will be issued.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP2463) and by the California Board of Physical Therapy PTB (Provider #3780) for thirteen (13) contact hours of continuing education. You must be present for the entire workshop to earn Continuing Education Units. No partial credits can be given. Certificates are distributed at the close of the program.