2-Part Webinar Series for Beginner Hospice Coders
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9/22/2020 to 9/29/2020
When: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Where: United States
Contact: Doreen Napoli

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Program Description:

Coding continues to be important for hospices – coding of not just the terminal diagnosis but related and unrelated comorbidities. Hospice must consider the principal diagnosis of the patient, all other health conditions, whether related or unrelated to the terminal condition, and all clinically relevant information supporting all diagnoses.  The coder must be properly trained to ensure all diagnoses are coded correctly and to the highest level of specificity.

Laterality & specificity are required for accurate coding and lack of details as well as coding the appropriate comorbidities may impact future hospice payment models. For optimum coding, all levels of staff need to be involved: Admissions staff, Clinicians, Supervisors and QAPI team.    Please bring your ICD-10-CM Manuals to class.

Fundamentals of Hospice Coding   September 22, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Description:  Participants will learn how to properly & accurately code for hospice.


  • Learn to assign codes effectively using the 4-step method
  • Understand coding conventions and guidelines necessary for proper code assignment
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the importance of investing in hospice coding

Hospice Specific Coding- September 29, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm

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


  • Review how to code the terminal illness and associated comorbidities
  • Identify correct coding for common diagnoses in hospice
    • Review of how to properly code a neoplasm using the table and tabular listing
    • Examine coding for neuro & circulatory diagnoses: ALS; CHF, CAD, Sequelae of CVA, end stage cardiac
    • Examine coding for respiratory & genitourinary diagnoses: COPD, emphysema, ESRD, Acute renal failure, liver disease
  • Practice how to code utilizing Test Your Knowledge case studies