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Beginners ICD-10 Comprehensive Coding Series
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When: Thursday, October 10
Where: Westford Regency Hotel
219 Littleton Rd.
Westford, Massachusetts  01886
United States
Contact: Megan Fournier

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Level: New or less experienced staff

Accurate coding is essential in the home health Prospective Payment System to assure appropriate reimbursement. Coding Fundamentals will provide Attendees with an overview of how to assign ICD-10-CM codes and review the conventions and coding guidelines. 

Following coding guidelines is significant for proper sequencing of codes. Specifically designed for the beginner coder, this workshop is appropriate for 
all staff that is involved in the coding including clinical staff (nursing and therapy), intake, admissions staff, billing staff and clinical managers or a quick review for existing staff. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of coding to choose the correct diagnostic code to match the detailed description of the clinical diagnosis.

-Receive 6 CEUs-




Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, HCS-D, ACE,
President and Founder of JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized expert in the field of home health coding and health information management. Joan is also an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM trainer and Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D) by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance. Usher has a degree in Health Record Administration and has been consulting for over 30 years. Joan is Past President, Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA), a component organization of the American Health Information Management (AHIMA) that is considered the premier organization which credentials individuals as certified coders. She has taught ICD coding for over 20 years and has educated over 20,000 people in nationwide. Joan received the Distinguished Member Award in 2017 from MaHIMA.



$169 - Members
$269 - Non-Members

NEW POLICY*:HCA of MA now requires that payment in advance. If we have not received payment before the event, you will be asked to provide it or proof of incoming payment in order to attend the meeting. Please be sure to send your open invoice to your accounting department so there are no problems.

Cancellation Policy: Submit cancellation requests by email to Michelle Burton at $25 or 25% cancellation fee, whichever is more, between 7 days and 24 hours of event. No refund for same day cancellation or no-show. Refund assumes registration paid in advance. Unpaid registrations remain payable, adjusted only for approved cancellation as above.