ICD-10-CM Coding for Hospice

Critical Concepts for 2023 & Beyond


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. Will include the all the new updates including an expanded list of dementia codes and codes for COVID-19.

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.

Program Topics:
  • 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.


Required Resource

Attendees must have a current (2023) ICD-10-CM coding manual to fully participate in practice scenario activities.

The most current version of ICD-10-CM coding manual is available through Optum360 here.


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



Speaker: Michelle Horner, Post-Acute Education Manager

Michelle has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, with an extensive background in critical care and home care. Michelle has been instrumental in the content creation for the McBee Post-Acute Academy. She currently specializes in Quality, Clinical, and Regulatory Consulting and Education. Michelle develops and provides custom on-site client education programs. She speaks regularly for various home care associations. Her expertise regularly appears in the Decision Health Diagnosis Coding Pro and she is a subject matter expert contributor for several Decision Health publications. Michelle currently serves on the AHCC's Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance Certification HCS-D Committee.


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) for 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.