Laparoscopic Assisted Surgery Coding in ICD-10-PCS


In this course, the coder embarks on a comprehensive journey through the realm of laparoscopic-assisted surgery coding in ICD-10-PCS. The curriculum unravels the intricacies of surgical approaches, encompassing open, laparoscopic-assisted, hand-assisted laparoscopic, and other techniques. Participants will acquire the proficiency to decipher intricate operative reports and precisely assign approach values using the ICD-10-PCS system. Real-world case scenarios enrich the learning experience, while a focus on coding compliance and meticulous documentation ensures the coder's readiness for billing, reimbursement, and optimal patient care.

Included Lessons:

  • What is Laparoscopic Assisted Surgery?
  • How is the Approach Character Determined?
  • Coding Information and Coding Clinics Pertaining to Laparoscopic Assisted Surgery
  • Surgical Examples Show ing Different Techniques: Open vs Laparoscopic vs Laparoscopic-Assisted
  • Laparoscopic Procedures Converted to Open Rule Can Create Coding Confusion
  • Review Carefully for Laparoscopic Procedures Done in Addition to the Main Procedure
  • Summary
CEUs available for the following credentials:




Key Takeaways

Our course will empower medical coders to accurately code and document laparoscopic-assisted surgeries, ensuring precision in billing, reimbursement, and patient care while staying up-to-date with industry standards and guidelines.

  • Differentiating Surgical Approaches: Coders will become proficient in distinguishing between open, laparoscopic-assisted, hand-assisted laparoscopic, and other surgical approaches. They will develop the ability to accurately identify and document the approach used in surgical procedures.
  • ICD-10-PCS Mastery: Participants will gain a deep understanding of the ICD-10-PCS coding system, particularly in the context of laparoscopic-assisted surgeries. They will learn how to navigate the system, assign accurate codes, and comply with the specific coding guidelines for these procedures.
  • Practical Application: Through real-world case scenarios and practical exercises, coders will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills. This hands-on experience will enhance their ability to code laparoscopic-assisted surgeries accurately.

Benefits of Taking this Course

  • Enhanced Accuracy
  • Specialized Expertise
  • Career Advancement
  • Continuing Education
  • Deeper Insight
  • Increased Confidence


Will this course provide guidance on differentiating between open, laparoscopic-assisted, and hand-assisted laparoscopic surgical approaches?
Yes, this course explores the differences between open approach, laparoscopic assisted approach, hand assisted laparoscopic approach.
Does this course offer insights into recent coding updates or changes relevant to laparoscopic-assisted surgery coding in ICD-10-PCS?

Yes, the course content is regularly updated to align with the latest ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines specific to laparoscopic-assisted surgery, ensuring you're up-to-date with the most current coding standards

Are there practical exercises or case studies focused on laparoscopic-assisted surgeries in the ICD-10-PCS coding system?

Yes, the course offers practical exercises and real-world examples specifically centered on laparoscopic-assisted surgeries in the ICD-10-PCS coding system, providing valuable hands-on experience.

About our Medical Coding Courses

HIAlearn, powered by Health Information Associates (HIA)—a leader in medical coding and auditing for more than three decades—offers a comprehensive online education platform for medical coders. With a catalog of over 200 medical coding courses accepted by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a selection approved by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), HIAlearn caters to both beginners and experienced medical coders seeking to enhance their skills. The platform provides an array of training plans tailored to meet individual learning needs, from mastering challenging coding procedures to understanding broad conceptual frameworks within the coding world. Courses are available across various coding types including CPT, E/M, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and are designed to cater to different coder levels and coding specialties such as inpatient, outpatient, profee, and CDI. Additionally, HIAlearn offers a Coding Updates bundle to ensure coders are up-to-date with the annual changes in ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and IPPS. Beyond individual learning, HIAlearn supports organizations with group discounts, promoting enhanced coding accuracy, efficiency, and compliance across teams. 
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