The Art of ICD-10-CM Coding for Home Health

Critical Concepts for 2022 & Beyond


Change is the name of the coding game in 2022 and beyond. This training will include all the newest updates to coding for 2022, including new codes, conventions, guidelines (October 1, 2021). CMS reports that PDGM results thus far include a higher comorbidity adjustment than expected. The changes to PDGM add more diagnoses to the comorbidity adjustment lists and move diagnoses in the clinical grouper. Increased dependence on coding for payment means increased scrutiny from the government. Increase your knowledge and understanding of diagnoses coding related to PDGM outcomes and face-to-face requirements. Gain the expertise your agency needs to thrive 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:
  • Apply operational aspects of PDGM.
  • 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 and Y codes.
  • Describe the purpose and appropriate use of Z codes.
  • Use the coding manual to find codes and sequence diagnoses for home care and hospice scenarios in ICD-10-CM.
  • Prioritize diagnoses based on clinical assessment and planned interventions.


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 Optum360 here.


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



Speaker: Lisa Selman-Holman, Mc Bee, VP Quality and Education

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. Lisa founded Selman-Holman & Associates, which was acquired by McBee in July 2021. She is the Vice President of Quality and Education for Mc Bee, a full-service home care and hospice consulting firm and education service, including Code Pro U, the premier comprehensive online education for ICD-10-CM and OASIS,now a part of the Post Acute Academy.

She is the technical editor of the Decision Health Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. She served as the Chair of the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance for over 15 years. 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 #CEP17394) 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.