(Live stream online training) Intermediate Coding with Updates

March 23-24, 2021 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CT

Online via live stream

Course info

All updated with 2021 coding changes and up-to-date info about PDGM! Increase your knowledge and understanding and gain the expertise your agency needs to survive in this comprehensive two-day intermediate to advanced coding course specific for home care coders.

Increase your understanding of the regulatory aspects and ethics of diagnosis coding and utilize lots of examples to increase your skills, proficiency, speed and accuracy in choosing the appropriate ICD-10-CM codes.

Attendees will be able to demonstrate proficiency in complex coding scenarios and be ready to tackle home care charts with confidence. We will apply Prospective Payment System reform, known as PDGM, to scenarios so that home health participants will understand payment implications and compliance issues. With government auditors targeting home care, now is the time to ensure that you are coding correctly and protecting your revenue.

Topics include:
  • Apply operational aspects of PDGM and the Medicare benefit, including discussion of the Face To Face requirement.
  • Apply specific sequencing rules as required by the conventions and Official Coding Guidelines.
  • Explain coding of diagnoses of infections, neoplasms, endocrine disorders such as diabetes, anemias, mental disorders, and the nervous system.
  • Explain coding of diagnoses of cardiorespiratory illnesses, cerebrovascular disease and GI & GU disorders.
  • Explain coding of diagnoses of the musculoskeletal system, injuries and poisonings, including the optional use of V, W, X and Y codes.
  • Describe the purpose and appropriate use of Z codes.
  • Use the coding manual to find codes and sequence diagnoses for home care and hospice scenarios in ICD-10-CM.
  • Prioritize diagnoses based on clinical assessment and planned interventions.
Additional course information:
  • This class is designed with intermediate coders in mind.  We recommend a review of the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for 2021, pages 1 -20 of the document prior to the class. These pages describe and define the Coding Conventions (Section I.A) & General Coding Guidelines (Section I.B).  It is expected that intermediate coders already possess this foundational knowledge as it will not be the focus of this class.  Your pre-class efforts will greatly enhance your learning experience.
  • MANDATORY: You will need to bring a current (2021) ICD-10-CM Coding Manual to the class. If you do not have a 2021 coding manual, you can purchase the book here.


NOTE: This is the live stream version of this class. You’ll attend from your computer as if you were in the room as a live attendee. Once you register, you’ll receive information on how to access the training via our live stream platform.

The recording will be available to all registered attendees for seven (7) days following the live stream.


Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O

Lisa is a veteran of home care with over 30 years spent in home health and hospice, both as an RN and as an attorney practicing exclusively in-home care. She is the President of Selman-Holman & Associates, A Briggs Health Care Company, a full-service home care and hospice consulting firm; CoDR (Coding Done Right), an outsourcing company for home care and hospice coding and OASIS review; and Code Pro U, the premier comprehensive online education for ICD-10-CM, OASIS and home health regulation.

She is the technical editor of the Decision Health Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. She has provided education to home health and hospice professionals since 1994. She is known for her comprehensive knowledge of home health and hospice regulations and her ability to communicate with insight and humor.

Continuing Education

  • 13.0 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 13.0 Administrator Hours
  • 13.0 HCS-D Hours

Selman-Holman & Associates, A Briggs Healthcare Company is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Questions? Contact Selman-Holman at 214.550.1477 Ext 7 or Sarah@selmanholman.com

Hourly Schedule

Schedule for March 23-24, 2021

8:30am - 10:30am
Intermediate Coding with Updates
Lisa Selman-Holman
10:30am - 10:45am
Morning Break
10:45am - 12:00pm
Intermediate Coding with Updates
Lisa Selman-Holman
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Lunch Break
12:45pm - 2:30pm
Intermediate Coding with Updates
Lisa Selman-Holman
2:30pm - 2:45pm
Afternoon Break
2:45pm - 4:30pm
Intermediate Coding with Updates
Lisa Selman-Holman
Lisa Selman-Holman
Lisa Selman-Holman
JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-O, HCS-H, AHIMA ICD-10-CM Ambassador, Founder, Selman-Holman & Associates
30+ years in home care as a RN and Attorney practicing exclusively in home care. Owner, Selman-Holman & Associates, LLC & CoDR-Coding Done Right. Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) national advisory board for the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSCC) Board HCS-O for OASIS Competency.


Mar 23 - 24 2021


8:30 am - 4:30 pm


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  1. I use the Decision Health coding center (expert) but do not have a coding manual. May I use the coding center for the class?

    1. Author

      Hi Darlene,

      Absolutely, you may use the Coding Center during this class. The speaker will be referencing the coding manual, however you can follow along and look up the code on the Coding Center.

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