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ICD-10-CM Coding


ICD-10-CM, or the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification, serves as a standardized system of diagnosis codes encompassing a wide range of medical scenarios, from conditions and diseases to injuries, symptoms, and social factors. This training program offers an in-depth exploration of advanced ICD-10-CM coding, equipping learners with the skills needed to navigate this complex code set effectively. It provides a profound understanding of codebook structure and guidelines, essential not only for accurate billing but also for healthcare research and analysis. As healthcare continually evolves, expertise in advanced ICD-10-CM coding remains invaluable for professionals in medical coding and health information management.


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Key Takeaways 

  • Abbreviations and Definitions: Understanding medical abbreviations and terminology is crucial for accurate coding and interpretation of medical records.
  • Disease Coding: Mastery of coding for various diseases, including AIDS, HIV, anemia, cardiac arrest, cerebral edema, stroke, kidney disease, heart failure, and more, allows for precise diagnosis coding.
  • Coding Systems: Familiarity with coding systems like APR-DRG and ICD-10-CM is vital for proper code assignment.
  • Drug and Medication Coding: Knowledge of coding for drug use, abuse, and associated conditions is essential in healthcare settings.
  • Complications and Sequelae: Understanding how to code complications and sequelae of medical conditions ensures accurate representation of patient diagnoses.
  • External Causes and Transport Accidents: Proficiency in coding external causes, misadventures, and transport accidents is important for comprehensive medical coding.
  • Patient Status and Disposition: Assigning codes related to patient discharge status and disposition is crucial for healthcare data analysis.
  • Quality Measurement Programs: An introduction to CMS and other quality measurement programs helps coders understand their role in healthcare quality improvement.
  • Newborn and Obstetrics Coding: Expertise in coding for newborns and obstetrics cases is vital in healthcare settings.
  • Coding Guidelines: Thorough knowledge of coding guidelines, such as POA reporting, Excludes1 notes, and specificity coding, ensures accuracy and compliance.
  • Pain Management Coding: Proficiency in coding for pain management is essential in pain clinics and anesthesiology.

Benefits of Taking Training Plan

  • ICD-10-CM Coding Knowledge Expansion
  • Enhanced Coding Skills
  • Expanded Career Opportunities
  • Compliance and Accuracy in Coding
  • Specialization Opportunities
  • Continuous Learning
  • Boosted Productivity


What is the purpose of ICD-10-CM coding?

ICD-10-CM coding is used to classify and code diagnoses, symptoms, and medical conditions for billing, healthcare data analysis, and clinical decision-making. It helps healthcare providers, insurers, and researchers track and understand various health conditions and diseases.

Why is it essential for healthcare professionals to use ICD-10-CM codes accurately?

Accurate ICD-10-CM coding is crucial for several reasons. First, it directly impacts healthcare reimbursement, as insurance companies and government agencies rely on these codes to determine payment amounts. Additionally, accurate coding contributes to the generation of high-quality healthcare data, which is essential for clinical research, epidemiological studies, and healthcare policy development. Furthermore, precise coding supports patient safety by ensuring that healthcare providers have a comprehensive and accurate understanding of a patient's medical history and conditions, allowing for better-informed clinical decisions and treatments.

About our Training Plans

HIAlearn Training Plans are developed to educate the coder in specific coding topics that have proven to be problematic. They are designed to focus on one area in detail, providing the coder with a thorough clinical knowledge of the diagnosis or procedure utilizing videos, photos, and valid websites to aid the coder in fully understanding the topic. Official coding advice and scenarios are utilized to integrate the clinical knowledge provided. Once you complete all the lessons within one course, a 10 question quiz follows. Upon completion, students will have a thorough knowledge of clinical concepts and coding guidelines of the particular topic. Participants have the option to submit their completion certificates to AHIMA, with a selection also available for AAPC CEU(s).  Learn more about us »
Cost : $289.99
Courses : 78
AAPC CEUs : 13
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Access : 180 days
Language : English
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