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ICD-10 Comprehensive Coding for Beginners

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (CDT)
  • Thursday, June 22, 2023, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (CDT)
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (CDT)
  • Webinar


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed

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

Coding Fundamentals will provide attendees with an overview of how to assign ICD-10-CM codes and review the conventions and coding guidelines. Following coding guidelines is significant for proper sequencing of codes. Specifically designed for the beginner coder, this workshop is appropriate for all staff that is involved in the coding including clinical staff (nursing and therapy), intake, admissions staff, billing staff and clinical managers or a quick review for existing staff. This class may be taught with either a home health or hospice or both focus. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of coding to choose the correct diagnostic code to match the detailed description of the clinical diagnosis.

This 3-part (120 minutes each) series will allow the coder to practice their newly learned skills with ICD-10-CM. Case Scenarios will be coded in class and reviewed with the group. We will discuss the associated coding guidelines, conventions, and principles.

Participants will need to have their ICD-10-CM manuals for class.

Level: Beginners – new or less experienced staff: admissions staff, intake staff, QAPI staff


  • Explore coding conventions & guidelines necessary for proper code assignment.
Includes, Excludes, with, NOS, laterality, Sequelae, 7th characters, manifestations
  • Understand the five steps to correctly assign ICD-10-CM Codes.

Learn to successfully navigate the coding book for flawless coding

Understand the usage of alphabetic index, tabular list, neoplasm table, table of drugs & chemicals and external cause of injuries index

  • Identify how to code specific diagnostic areas.
Reviewed will be common home health areas for example: diabetes, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, therapies and aftercare codes

Test your knowledge cases will be used to review each area

  • Gain knowledge & understanding why ICD-10-CM is critical in home health and hospice.

Optional: Competency Exam offered to demonstrate learning to the employer. This 25-question exam will provide you with the confidence needed to continue your career in coding. Cost $39 per person.  Exam information and registration are booked directly through JLU Health Record Systems. Events Tab.


Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, HCS-D, ACE-HH. ACE-H, President and Founder of JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized expert in the field of home health and hospice coding and health information management. Joan is a AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM trainer and Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D) by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance. Usher has a degree in Health Record Administration and has been consulting for over 35 years. Joan is Past President, Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA), a component organization of the American Health Information Management (AHIMA) that is considered the premier organization which credentials individuals as certified coders. She has taught ICD coding for over 30 years and has educated over 25,000 people in nationwide. Joan received the Distinguished Member Award in 2017 from MaHIMA.

Confirmation:  Prior to the webinar, a Webinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to click on this 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 and evaluation link. 

Registration:  The registration deadline is Friday, June 16. Registrations fee is per person.  The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide.  

KHCHA Members:  

  • $219 / person - one live webinar connection


  • $438 / person - one live webinar connection

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