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Achieve PDGM Efficiencies with Your Billing & Coding Team

 Export to Your Calendar 2/4/2020
When: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
10:00 a.m. Central
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Melissa Stenberg

Online registration is available until: 1/31/2020
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Achieve PDGM Efficiencies with your Billing & Coding Team


MHCA Member




Registration Deadline: January 31, 2020



Your agency is about to send its first batch of claims under the new PDGM system. Are your billers and coders working together? They need to be!

Under PDGM it is even more important for billing and clinical departments to work as a team.  The 30-day billing periods will create an increased workload for billers along with added complexities for the PDGM claim requirements. Together, this will likely mean a cash flow slow down. 

In this webinar, participants will discover how to gain efficiencies in the revenue cycle to combat the negative consequences of the changeover to PDGM.  It is important that billers have the necessary tools to function effectively under PDGM.  Webinar resources will include all the recent transmittals for billing and clinical updates.  It is also essential that Home Health Agencies have policies to support coding & billing operations for defensible documentation for an audit.  Join us and learn what new policies are necessary under PDGM to support payment and compliance.  Our presenter will also include Test Your Knowledge coding scenarios to illustrate PDGM issues and best practice tips for avoiding questionable diagnoses. 

Program Objectives:

  • Describe two efficiencies to improve the revenue cycle
  • Discuss areas where billing & clinical will work as a team to gain efficiencies
  • Examine what is needed for defensible documentation
  • Review required policies for PDGM billing & coding operations


This is a necessary topic for Billers, Revenue Cycle Team, Coders, QAPI Reviewers, and Compliance. Recording available through Feb 18, 2020.


Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, HCS-D, ACE, President, JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized expert in coding and medical record documentation. She has a degree in Health Information Management and has been a home health consultant for over 30 years. Joan is past president of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) and has served as a delegate for American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).  She received the Distinguished Member award from MaHIMA in 2017 and the Professional Achievement Award in 2008.  Joan is a published author with book topics such as ICD-10-CM Coding, Billing for Home Health & Hospice, Clinical Documentation Improvement and contributing author to the Massachusetts Medico Legal Guide. Usher is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Home Care Alliance of MA and serves on the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of MA as a Director. Joan's webinars consistently earn outstanding reviews from participants.



This program has been designed to meet the continuing education requirements for the Minnesota Board of Nursing for contact hours.


Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar - watch the speaker's slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP).  There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access.

Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you.  You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts, if available, an evaluation and certificate. The live webinar will take place on Feb 4, 2020 from 11:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. EASTERN, the recording can be viewed through 2/18/2020.


You will be sent the recording link following the presentation.  The webinar format allows a concise and low-cost format plus the additional bonus of having access to the materials provides additional flexibility to ensure everyone has an opportunity to access the information. Recording available through Feb 18, 2020.



Non-Members – Payment in full is required upon registration.

Members – Outstanding invoices 30 days after an event date will incur a $25 late fee per registration.

Registrations may not be shared between agencies – the agency’s registration covers the access of only one phone line/computer access to the webinar. Multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.


Cancellations must be in writing and received by MHCA on or before Tuesday, January 28, 2020 to receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee (per registration). No refunds for cancellations made after the cancellation deadline or for no-shows.  



Handouts and related materials will be sent to you shortly before the program to the email address you provide.



Please contact Melissa Stenberg, MHCA Education Manager at (651) 635-0923 or

2550 University Ave. W. | Ste. 350-South
St. Paul, MN 55114-1900

PHONE 866.607.0607 | FAX 651.635.0043