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Achieve PDGM Efficiencies with Your Billing & Coding Team

  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Webinar


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The Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association is pleased to bring you this educational program through an agreement with the Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire...

Achieve PDGM Efficiencies with Your Billing & Coding Team


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

10:00 am –  11:30 am CST **

** Recording available through 2/18/20

Your agency is about to send its first batch of claims under the new PDGM system. Are your billers and coders working together? They need to be!


Under PDGM it is even more important for billing and clinical departments to work as a team.  The 30-day billing periods will create an increased workload for billers along with added complexities for the PDGM claim requirements. Together, this will likely mean a cash flow slow down. 


In this webinar, participants will discover how to gain efficiencies in the revenue cycle to combat the negative consequences of the changeover to PDGM.  It is important that billers have the necessary tools to function effectively under PDGM.  Webinar resources will include all the recent transmittals for billing and clinical updates.  It is also essential that Home Health Agencies have policies to support coding & billing operations for defensible documentation for an audit.  Join us and learn what new policies are necessary under PDGM to support payment and compliance.  Our presenter will also include Test Your Knowledge coding scenarios to illustrate PDGM issues and best practice tips for avoiding questionable diagnoses.


  • Describe two efficiencies to improve the revenue cycle
  • Discuss areas where billing & clinical will work as a team to gain efficiencies
  • Examine what is needed for defensible documentation
  • Review required policies for PDGM billing & coding operations 

Audience:  This is a necessary topic for Billers, Revenue Cycle Team, Coders, QAPI Reviewers, and Compliance. Recording available through Feb 18, 2020.

Presenter:  Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, HCS-D, ACE, President, JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized expert in coding and medical record documentation. She has a degree in Health Information Management and has been a home health consultant for over 30 years. Joan is past president of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) and has served as a delegate for American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).  She received the Distinguished Member award from MaHIMA in 2017 and the Professional Achievement Award in 2008.  Joan is a published author with book topics such as ICD-10-CM Coding, Billing for Home Health & Hospice, Clinical Documentation Improvement and contributing author to the Massachusetts Medico Legal Guide. Usher is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Home Care Alliance of MA and serves on the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of MA as a Director. Joan's webinars consistently earn outstanding reviews from participants.

Confirmation:  Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you.  You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts, if available, an evaluation and certificate. The live webinar will take place on Feb 4, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. CST, the recording can be viewed through 2/18/2020.


Registration:  The registration deadline is January 31, 2020. Registrations may not be shared between agencies – the agency’s registration covers the access of only one phone line/computer access to the webinar. Multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup. 

KHCHA Members:  

  • $105 - one live webinar connection/unlimited recording access through 2/18/20


  • $210 - one live webinar connection/unlimited recording access through 2/18/20

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