Prepare for Hundreds of ICD-10 Code Changes Coming October 1 - On-Demand

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Prepare for Hundreds of ICD-10 Code Changes Coming October 1

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Presented on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Presented by: J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, WCC, HCS-D, HCS-H, COS-C, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer/Ambassador

Home health coders could have hundreds of ICD-10-CM code changes to deal with starting Oct. 1. In the recently proposed hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) rule, CMS is seeking to add 273 codes, revise 30 codes and render 21 codes to be invalid.

Before the first update to ICD-10, the code set had been frozen for five years. Since regular updates have resumed, a virtual flood of changes has been unleashed, and with it serious implications for home health coders. This year is expected to be no different.

Coders need to be informed of FY2020’s new, deleted and revised codes to make sure that come October, they can appropriately capture patients’ conditions, stay in compliance and ensure their agency gets all its rightful reimbursement. Learn how these updates will impact the home health coding environment so you can start preparing now!

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain key updates to the FY2020 code set, including new, deleted and revised codes 
  • Implement preparations for code updates by learning how the changes will impact the codes you use most often 
  • Describe which areas of coding will require greater, more detailed documentation to assign codes at the highest level of specificity 
  • Describe how to read and apply the changes to the Tabular List and Alphabetic Index that will impact home health coding 


  • Get details on new codes
  • Understand which areas will require greater detail and better documentation to code to the highest level of specificity 
  • Review how agencies would have to capture deep tissue injuries if 25 new codes involving the injuries are finalized.
  • Examine how proposed codes will affect coding of atrial fibrillation.

*Stay tuned for agenda updates!

Who Should Listen?

  • Home health coders 
  • Coding supervisors 
  • Hospice administrators 
  • Contract coding supervisors 
  • Independent contract coders 

Meet the Speaker

J'non Griffin
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, WCC, HCS-D, HCS-H, COS-C
, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer/Ambassador, is the president and owner of Home Health Solutions, LLC. She offers home health consulting on many topics, including quality assurance and performance improvement, program development, coding and OASIS review, staff education, and plan of care compilation. Griffin has experience as a field nurse, director, and executive with home health and hospice agencies.



Continuing Education

Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC)
(Live + on-Demand) This program has been approved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance for 1 CEU towards the maintenance of the HCS-D or 1 HCS-H CEU credentials.  

Ability to claim credits for this webinar expires on: 06/25/2020


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version will be available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $249 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $249 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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