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Hospice Coding in ICD-10-CM ~ A Comprehensive Review
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The transition to ICD-10 is coming quickly and hospice organizations need to be prepared. Beginning October 1, 2015, all diagnostic coding must be performed utilizing ICD-10-CM. Code structure is also increasing to 7-character alpha numeric codes. The change will involve the reeducation of staff and physicians

When: Thursday, May 14th
9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Where: Good Shepherd Community Care - Lower Level
90 Wells Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts  02459
United States
Presenter: Joan Usher, JLU Health Record Systems
Contact: Betsy Watt

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This program is essential for coders, clinical, supervisory, and performance improvement staff to have an understanding of how to code accurately in ICD-10.  Please bring your ICD-10-CM text book to class to code the practice examples and case scenarios. 


Cost:  $105 for HPCFM Members

           $125 for Non-Members

            Lunch included




  9:00 – 10:30 Fundamentals of Coding/ICD-10 Coding 101 

 10:30 – 10:45 Break

 10:45 – Noon   Cancer Diagnoses - Neoplasms                                                                             


  Noon – 1:oo Lunch (included)


  1:00 – 2:30  Non-cancer Diagnoses 

  2:30 – 2:45 Break

  2:45 – 4:00   Comorbidities


Presenter: Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, COS-C, ACE, President of JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized expert in the field of hospice & home health coding and health information management. Joan is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer.  She has a degree in Health Information Management (HIM) and has been consulting for over 20 years.  Joan has served on the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts Board of Directors for over 5 years.

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