The aging baby boom generation is fueling a 75% increase in the number of adults age 65 and older. By 2034, for the first time in U.S. history, seniors will outnumber children. Additionally, upwards of 90% of seniors are choosing to “age in place," in their homes. With this trend, the demand for home health coders will grow by another 36% over the next ten years.
Coding and reimbursement for home health agencies (HHAs) changed dramatically in January 2020 with the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) — the case-mix classification system used to place care into payment categories. ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding now factors heavily into the case-mix system that sets HHAs payment level per patient.
The Home Health Coding course will teach you the ins and outs of PDGM, including clinical episode management, OASIS, and ICD-10-CM coding for home health.
Education and experience requirements
Completion of a professional coding course or 1 year of ProFee coding experience is recommended.
Approval for 8 CEUs upon successful course completion (one-time use only).
Not included with course:
CPT® Professional Edition (current year), AMA publisher
ICD-10-CM (current year), any publisher
This is an online self-paced instruction course. You get the flexibility to prepare for the exam on your own time, at your own pace with online, on-demand training.
Certificate of completion
Certificate issued upon completion with a 70% passing score.
If you’re a medical coder interested in specializing in home health — or a HH coding veteran adjusting to PDGM’s replacement of therapy service thresholds — the Home Health Coding course is for you.
Learn billing and regulatory concepts relevant to home health
Review ICD-10-CM guidelines and common diagnoses for home health
Explore the PDGM and its impact on coding and OASIS-D
Reading assignment covering the PDGM, ICD-10-CM coding, OASIS-D,
and their regulatory impact on operations and reimbursement in home
Final assessment exam
Home Health Coding Certificate upon successful course completion
Date of purchase is considered your course start date, additional time will be given for processing of your order. After your order is processed, you will receive further email instruction for course access.
This online course must be completed within a 1-year period or less from date of purchase. Additional time extensions may be purchased for a monthly fee. Date of purchase is considered your course start date. After your order is processed you will receive further email instruction on course access.