Coding Comorbidities Under PDGM: What Do You Need to Know? - On-Demand

Bookmark and Share

Coding Comorbidities Under PDGM: What Do You Need to Know? - On-Demand

Product Code: YPADA032520A

Availability: In stock

Your Price:
Add Items to Cart

Coding Comorbidities Under PDGM: What Do You Need to Know? - On-Demand

loyal listener library

Now Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 

Presented by: Sherri Parson, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, COS-C, BCHH-C, Vice President of Education and Control Standards at Quality in Real Time (QIRT) in Floral Park, N.Y.

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) comes with heightened specificity requirements and draws case mix from coding on the claim, not the OASIS. Coding expert Sherri Parson, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HSC-H, COS-C, BCHH-C, will explain how coding and comorbidities are affected by this payment system.

In this 60-minute webinar, Parson will cover how comorbidity adjustments work, which diagnoses should be included on claims, and why it’s vital to have a sound query process when further documentation specificity is needed.

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

  • Describe how PDGM affects home health coding
  • Explain how low and high comorbidity adjustments work under PDGM
  • Identify which diagnoses should be included on claims


  • Overview of how comorbidity adjustments fit into overall case mix under PDGM
  • Low vs. high comorbidity adjustments and where to find the lists
  • Guidance on which diagnoses should be included on the claim (relevant vs. known)
  • Query process improvements for further specificity
  • Analysis of changes detailed in the 2020 final payment rule
  • Comorbidity adjustment scenarios

Who Should Listen?

  • Administrators/owners
  • Coders
  • Quality managers

Meet the Speaker

Sherri ParsonSherri Parson, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, COS-C, BCHH-C, brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience to her role as vice president of education and control standards with Quality in Real Time (QIRT) in Floral Park, New York. Earning her RN license in 1994, she started her career providing direct care in hospital settings, including medical-surgical, ICU, and interventional radiology, before transitioning to home health. She has been an in-home provider of skilled nursing services and has expertise in quality assurance, diagnosis coding, OASIS review, and regulatory compliance. She further developed her home health expertise as a therapy manager and staff education and development expert. At QIRT, Parson is responsible for hiring, training, and monitoring coding and OASIS review staff and managers, as well as establishing the metrics for key performance indicators to ensure continuous staff improvement in coding and OASIS accuracy.

Continuing Education


This program is preapproved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) for CEU(s).


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. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email if you have questions.