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Home Care ICD-10 Coding for PDGM (Virtual)

Home Care ICD-10 Coding for PDGM (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 8:30 AM - Thursday, August 17, 2023 4:30 AM (EDT)


With the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), your charts are subject to increased scrutiny as it relates to accurate coding and medical necessity. Is your coding as accurate as it needs to be?

In this intermediate-level ICD-10 coding workshop, we will work common home health scenarios, discuss guidance and conventions for accurate coding, and review new Medicare guidelines and OASIS updates.

This two-day, interactive workshop will enable your agency to thrive under the PDGM, as well as the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD).

After this workshop, the learner will be able to:

  • Define ICD-10 purposes;
  • Apply guidance and conventions while working through common scenarios;
  • Identify resources for coding guidance; and
  • Identify legal and ethical considerations when selecting an ICD-10 code.

Special notes regarding class materials:

  • Attendees will need to have access to their own 2023 ICD-10 coding manual to fully participate in the class. HCAF members benefit from a discount on coding books year-round. See here for discounts.
  • Handouts will be provided electronically. These handouts do not include the 2023 ICD-10 coding manual.

Continuing Education

This program provides 8.0 continuing education units per day for skilled nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy. This program is approved for 14 HCS-D BMSC CEUs.

Meet the Speaker

Apryl Swafford
Quality Assurance (QA) Manager, SimiTree

Apryl Swafford, who currently serves as QA manager for SimiTree, has
more than 20+ years of experience in home health. She began her nursing career in 1994 with a BSN from Jacksonville State University in Alabama and has worked in roles as a case manager, clinical manager, and leader of a cardiopulmonary specialty program. Apryl is a certified OASIS specialist (COS-C) as well as having coding certifications in both home health and hospice (HCS-D, HCS-H). She has led multiple coding and OASIS classes for agencies, as well as speaking on topics of interest to home care and hospice agencies, such as OASIS E, home health regulations, PDGM, outcomes management and others, at many state associations.

As QA manager for SimiTree, Apryl monitors the overall quality of coding, OASIS, and plan of care reviews completed by both full-time and contract auditors. Apryl works in conjunction with the QA specialists and education department to identify topics of education to address any trending issues noted in QA reviews. Apryl also assists with onboarding new auditors as needed and assists team managers with completing coding and OASIS reviews when volumes increase.

Apryl has provided several articles for home care publications, written scenarios for auditor training as well as OASIS classes, and been a subject matter expert for home care articles in the past few years.

Call for Sponsors

HCAF offers a multitude of ways for home care industry vendors to promote their products and services, including program sponsorships. Click here to learn more.


Register online or by phone at (850) 222-8967. HCAF members get a discounted registration rate! Before registering, please log in to your profile in order to secure the member discount.

  • Certified Members: $319
  • Combo Members: $319
  • Associate Members: $319
  • Private Duty Members: $339
  • Prospective Members: $638

By registering for this program, you are agreeing to our payments, cancellation, and substitution policies.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023 8:30 AM - Thursday, August 17, 2023 4:30 AM (EDT)

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