Take it to the Next Level for PDGM: Intermediate Coding

Take it to the Next Level for PDGM: Intermediate Coding
This class is for the coder who understands the basics, and is ready to take their coding knowledge to the next level.

In this 2 day session, we will work through common home health and hospice scenarios for each chapter and discuss the rationale behind each. Understand how coding can affect accurate reimbursement, outcomes, and how important coding will be under PDGM. Understand the interaction between face to face documentation, clinical notes from the provider, accurate coding, and an accurate comprehensive assessment, and why it is important to get it right the first time. We will also discuss the latest coding clinic guidance related to coding. Bring a current 2019 ICD-10 CM manual with you to class.


  1. The learner will be able define ICD-10 purposes
  2. The learner will be able to apply guidance and conventions while working through common scenarios
  3. The learner will be able to identify resources for coding guidance.
  4. The learner will be able to identify legal and ethical considerations when selecting an ICD-10 code.
  5. The learner will have a basic understanding of what are acceptable codes under PDGM


J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-C, COS-C is a 26 year veteran of home care as an RN. She received her Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration in 2005.  She has experience as a field nurse, director and executive with home health and hospice agencies, both large and small. She has served as Director of Staff Development and Appeals for home health and hospice agencies. She has taken part in mock surveys for agencies, and prepared agencies for accreditation. She has been directly involved in accreditation surveys, acquisitions and many regulatory crises with state survey agencies and the intermediary. As Regional Director of Operations for a home care company, J’non was ultimately responsible for the operations of several branch agencies. She completed billing audits, supervised personnel, handled employment issues and trained managers. Part of her responsibilities have included risk management, acting as Compliance Officer, development of policies and forms, survey compliance, appeals of Medicare denials, writing Corrective Action Plans, start-ups of parent and branch agencies, consulting with agencies on a variety of subjects and education of staff. J’non is certified as a Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D), Board Certified Home Health-Coding (BCHH-C) ,Certified in OASIS competency, COS-C, and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM trainer/ambassador. She is also a wound care certified (WCC) practitioner through WCEI. J’non is also on the board of Home Care Directions, and is a frequent contributor, along with an expert on Beacon’s Ask an Expert Panel. J’non has also been a contributor to the Decision Health Publication, The Diagnosis Coding Pro, and Eli’s Newsletter. She has presented several webinars, and has been a national speaker several times on varying subjects.


Members - $399
Non-Members: $499
4/9/2019 8:30 AM - 4/10/2019 5:00 PM
100 E Washington St. 1120 E Diehl Rd. Springfield, IL 62701 UNITED STATES

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