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Primary Diagnosis Coding with PDGM
FREE 30 minute webinar

60 days into the PDGM episodes for home health and many agencies are reporting issues with choosing primary diagnoses codes that are both accurate for the patient condition and the agency’s finances. This session will discuss the ICD-10 that are not acceptable for use as a primary diagnosis and which codes to use instead. We will also give you tips for getting referral information you need to make this task easier.

Objectives:
1.Attendees will understand the guidelines governing the selection of primary diagnoses codes in PDGM
2.Attendees will be able to identify the most common ICD-10 codes that are not acceptable as a primary diagnosis.
3.Attendees will be able to describe the information needed on referrals to facilitate the accurate selection of valid ICD-10 codes.

Mar 6, 2020 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Jennifer Warfield, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C
@Gateway Home Health Coding & Consulting
As a well-known homecare coding and OASIS specialist with extensive nursing experience, Jennifer is an informational ally for hundreds of home health agencies across the country. Her passion for being an educational resource keeps her travelling to conduct training sessions and speaking engagements at numerous homecare conferences on important industry topics, including coding, OASIS and documentation. Jennifer served as educational director at one of the leading home health software companies in the country for 17 years and certified as an official ICD-10 trainer. Jennifer received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis certification from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and earned her Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical from the OASIS Certificate & Competency Board. She is author of two coding guidebooks which include “Tips, Tricks & Tidbits for Home Health Professionals”.