Get Directions!

ICD-10 Hospice Webinar Series (Part II) - What Medical Directors Need to Know About Coding?

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 2:00pm to Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 3:00pm Webinar/Teleconference
2016 brings increased coding requirements for hospices – coding of not just the terminal diagnosis but related and unrelated comorbidities. Laterality & specificity are required now for coding and lack of details may impact future hospice payment models. For optimum coding, all levels of staff need to be involved: Admissions staff, Medical Directors, NPPs, Clinicians and QAPI.


Top Ten Issues for Hospice Coding (April 7, 2016)

Description:  Review top ten areas where Hospices have errors in coding



Identify correct coding for the top 10 diagnoses for hospice

  • Discussion of end stage diagnoses: e.g. Cardiac, COPD, ESRD, Liver disease, cancer diagnoses
  • Describe documentation requirements for the top 10 diagnoses
  • Recognize correct coding of Test Your Knowledge case studies



What Hospice Medical Directors Need to know About Coding (April 21, 2016)

Description:  Terminology and documentation needed by the Medical Directors & NPP to code effectively



  • Identify common documentation issues that lead to poor coding
    • Review of documentation on admission summary & physician narrative on CTI
  • Identify three strategies to effectively educate professional staff on how to document for coding
  • Discuss Test Your Knowledge cases to determine the level of specificity and laterality required for cancer & non-cancer diagnoses




Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, President, JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM trainer.   Joan has a degree in Health Information Management and has been a home health consultant for over 28 years. She has educated more than 15,000 people in nationwide on coding. Joan is past president of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) and has served three years as a delegate for American Health Information Management Assn (AHIMA).  Usher is a Board of Director of Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of MA.  Joan's webinars consistently earn outstanding reviews from participants.


Registration deadline:

 April 1, 2016.  A $30 late fee will be charged per person for each registration received after the deadline

Payment/Cancellation Policy:

Payment must be made in advance of the program. Due to the expense of using the telephone/web hook-up, Webinar registrations may not be shared between agencies.  Your registration covers the access of only one log in to the webinar. Handouts and related materials will be sent to you shortly before the program to the email address you provide.  Refunds will be issued for those that cancel up to three (3) days prior to the program.  Cancellations made less than 3 business days, or ‘no shows’ will forfeit the registration fee.  Cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail.


Registration Fees

Member Rate                                               Non-Member Rate

Session 1 Only (4/7/16)

$135.00                                                              $270.00

Session 2 Only (4/21/16)

$135.00                                                              $270.00

2-part Webinar Series

$250.00                                                              $540.00

Information and Resources

Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE
By Phone
Fee Options for Time frames
Notification Email Link
Contact Email: Send Email to

Additional Resources

Additional Resources:
Download : ICD-10 Hospice Webinar Flyer

Event Registration

Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association
2140 University Park Drive, Suite 220
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: (517) 349-8089 Fax: (517) 349-8090

Privacy Policy      Legal

Content Copyright © 2013-2016. Michigan HomeCare & Hospice Association.