LHIMA | What Hospice Medical Directors Need to Know About Coding

Terminology and documentation needed by the Medical Directors & NPP to code effectively


Terminology and documentation needed by the Medical Directors & NPP to code effectively

  • Identify common documentation issues that lead to poor coding
  • Review of documentation on admission summary & physician narrative on CTI
  • Identify three strategies to effectively educate professional staff on how to document for coding
  • Discuss Test Your Knowledge cases to determine the level of specificity and laterality required for cancer & non-cancer diagnoses


November 21, 2017


1.0 CEU – Clinical Data Management


Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, President of JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized expert in the field of hospice & home health coding. Joan is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer. She has a degree in Health Information Management (HIM) and has been consulting for over 30 years. Joan has served on the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts Board of Directors for over 9 years. Usher is also on the Board of Director for the Home Care alliance of MA and a past president of the MA Health Information Management Association.


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