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ICD-10 Medical Coding


ICD-10 is an upgraded diagnostic and procedural medical coding system that, by law, must be implemented throughout the healthcare industry by October 1, 2014. Because this new system is radically different, it’s important to prepare now. 

This online program offers you comprehensive, robust training in diagnostic and procedural coding, using the ICD-10-CM (diagnostic) and ICD-10-PCS (procedural) coding manuals. You will get detailed instructions for using the coding manuals, understanding the coding guidelines, and accurately applying the ICD-10 coding steps. There are more than 40 quizzes and exams for diagnoses and procedures by body system to test your knowledge and understanding. This program is for anyone in the healthcare industry who wants to master ICD-10 medical coding. 

Offered in partnership with ed2go. Textbooks included.

Some knowledge of medical terminology is required. Education in anatomy and physiology is strongly recommended, but not required.


Upon successful completion of this program, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the structure of an ICD-10-CM code
  • Navigate the layout of the ICD-10-CM coding manual
  • Describe the ICD-10-CM Draft Conventions and Sections of the Official Coding Guidelines
  • Abstract diagnostic statements from the medical record and differentiate between main and modifying terms and subterms in the coding manuals
  • Identify and apply the steps required code diagnoses and procedures using the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding manuals
  • Apply chapter-specific guidelines and select proper codes from ICD-10-CM, Chapters 1-21
  • Describe the layout and guidelines of the ICD-10-PCS
  • Identify the characters that make up an ICD-10-PCS code and identify each character’s purpose
  • Understand the terminology used in the layout and structure of the ICD-10-PCS codebook
  • Define what a table is and how it is used when creating an ICD-10-PCS code
  • Identify the sections of the ICD-10-PCS and what each section is used for
  • Understand the differences and similarities between related root operations and apply the general and root operation-specific guidelines for the ICD-10-PCS appropriately


Diagnostic Coding Lessons Using ICD-10-CM

  1. Introduction to the ICD-10 Code Sets
  2. Structure, Conventions, Guidelines, and Coding Steps
  3. Diseases, Disorders, and Cancers of Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic
    1. Infectious and Parasitic Disease
    2. Neoplasm
    3. Diseases of the Blood and Blood Forming Organ
    4. Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Disorder
    5. Mental and Behavioral Disorder
    6. Nervous System
  4. Diseases and Disorders of the Upper Body Systems
    1. Eye and Adnexa
    2. Ear and Mastoid Process
    3. Circulatory System
    4. Respiratory System
    5. Diseases of the Digestive System
  5. Diseases of the Skin, Genitourinary, and Musculoskeletal System
    1. Skin and Subcutaneous System
    2. Musculoskeletal System
    3. Genitourinary System
  6. Conditions Existing in Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Newborns
    1. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium
    2. Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period
    3. Congenital Malformations, Deformities, and Abnormalities
  7. Symptoms and Signs of Injury, Poisoning, and Impairment
    1. Symptoms, Signs, and Abnormal Conditions
    2. Injury, Poisoning, and Consequences of External Causes
    3. External Causes of Morbidity
    4. Factors influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services

Procedural Coding Lessons Using ICD-10-PCS

  1. Structure, Conventions, Guidelines, and Coding Steps
  2. Definitions: Root Operations
  3. Medical and Surgical Section, Character Definitions
  4. Medical and Surgical Section (0) Tables
  5. Coding for Obstetrics, Measuring, and Monitoring
    1. Obstetrics
    2. Placement
    3. Administration
    4. Measurement and Monitoring
  6. Coding for Specialty Procedures
    1. Extracorporeal Assistance
    2. Extracorporeal Performance
    3. Osteopathic
    4. Chiropractic
    5. Other Procedure
  7. Radiology, X-rays, and Mental Health
    1. Imaging
    2. Nuclear Medicine
    3. Radiation Oncology
    4. Physical Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Audiology
    5. Mental Health
    6. Substance Abuse Treatment

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