ICD-10 Coding for Hospice


What you've been waiting for! This one-day training provides a dynamic program for hospice coding training in ICD-10-CM with the latest updates on coding specifically for hospice agencies.

Start with an introduction to the ICD-10-CM code set, coding conventions, sequencing tips and chapter specific guidelines that cover all the chapters applicable to hospice patients. We will have plenty of practice accessing the index and locating codes, identifying tabular list instructions, and then on to coding hospice scenarios with common (and some not-so-common!) hospice diagnoses and conditions. We will also focus on the documentation needed to choose the most specific codes to describe the terminal illness and related diagnoses. Attendees will leave with the ability to identify key points in the plan of care documentation, query the physician as needed for more descriptive information, and find and sequence the diagnosis codes appropriate to hospice patients and their care.

Get a great foundation in ICD-10-CM coding and its implications in hospice practice.

  • Prioritize diagnoses based on clinical assessment and planned interventions and explain hospice specific issues with coding
  • Apply specific sequencing rules as required by the conventions and Official Coding Guidelines.
  • Explain coding of diagnoses of infections, neoplasms, endocrine disorders such as diabetes, anemias, mental disorders, and the nervous system.
  • Explain coding of diagnoses of cardiorespiratory illnesses, cerebrovascular disease and GI & GU disorders.                                              
  • Explain coding of diagnoses of the musculoskeletal system, injuries and poisonings, including the optional use of V, W, X codes.
  • Use the coding manual to find codes and sequence diagnoses for Hospice scenarios in ICD-10-CM.


Hospice Nurses, Therapists, Clinical Supervisors, Executive Directors, Medical Directors, Financial Managers, and Quality Improvement & Billing Staff who are experienced with hospice coding.



2019 ICD-10-CM Expert for
Home Health & Hospice


It is recommended to have the current 2019 ICD-10 Coding Manual at the workshop in order to participate in this workshop. Purchase a copy through the CAHSAH Online Bookstore, or by calling (916) 641-5795, ext. 113, or by submitting your registration form with the resource added to the payment section.

The 2019 ICD-10-CM Expert for Home Health and Hospice includes Optum360's hallmark features and format that make facing the challenge of accurate diagnosis coding easier. Use the code book that contains the complete ICD-10-CM code set and the familiar Optum360 coding and reimbursement alerts for home health and hospice including color bars and symbols that identify diagnosis codes for clinical dimensions, non-routine supplies and non-cancer hospice diagnoses.


Lisa Selman-Holman, BMSC Chair JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C

Selman-Holman & Associates, LLC

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) for up to six and one half (6.5) 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.