ICD-10 Medical Coding

Medical Coding with ICD-10

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This course is 100% online | Start anytime!

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Online ICD-10 Training

 

Learn Medical Coding with ICD-10

The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition, known as ICD-10, is the new standard for all medical coding. Representing a major shift from ICD-9, the standard represents a significant change in the way medical coders classify and report medical issues. In this 100% online course, you will learn the ICD-10 protocol, including its ICD-10-CM (diagnostic) and ICD-10-PCS (procedural) coding manuals. In addition, you will learn about the impact of the coding changes on medical coders, healthcare staff, physicians, software systems, documentation, and information technology.

 

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Job Outlook for ICD-10 Medical Coding

  • The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts an 8% growth in the demand for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians between now and 2029. This is much faster than expected growth for all job categories. The BLS notes that professionals with up-to-date technical and records management skills will experience especially strong demand.
  • According to Salary.com, Medical Coding and Billing professionals earn $42,477 per year in the US, on average. For early-career Coding and Billing professionals, annual salaries range from $39,520 to $46,481, with an average of $41,285 within the first two years of their careers.

 

ICD-10 Medical Coding FAQs

WHAT CHANGES DOES ICD-10 INVOLVE FOR MEDICAL CODERS?

According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), ICD-10 presents important differences from earlier standards in five key areas:

  1. ICD-10 is presented in a three-volume set versus ICD-9’s two-volume set
  2. ICD-10 has categories arranged in alphanumeric rather than numeric order.
  3. ICD-10's chapters have been rearranged, some titles have changed, and medical conditions have been regrouped
  4. ICD-10 has nearly twice as many categories as ICD-9
  5. ICD-10 presents some minor changes in the coding rules for mortality.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN THE ICD-10 STANDARD FOR CURRENT MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS?

While ICD-10 represents a significant change for healthcare professionals, your available time and study practices will determine how soon you learn the standard. This course is self-paced and provides 200 hours of instruction over a 6-month enrollment period.

 

HOW DO MEDICAL CODERS APPLY THE ICD-10 STANDARDS?

ICD-10 is published as a set of manuals and guidelines that dictate the coding steps needed to apply the standards correctly. This course includes over 40 interactive quizzes and exams that test your knowledge of diagnoses and procedures, organized by body system. You will apply your knowledge and simulate coding procedures as you learn.

 

Course Objectives

  • Understand the structure of an ICD-10-CM code
  • Navigate the layout of the ICD-10-CM coding manual
  • Identify and apply the steps required code diagnoses and procedures using the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding manuals
  • 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
  • Jump-start your career as a medical coder, medical administrative assistant, front office coordinator, or insurance claims specialist
  • Learn how to code to better serve the needs of patients, healthcare staff, physicians, and IT specialists
  • Set yourself apart from competitors by learning skills within a niche industry

 

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Prerequisites and Requirements

In order to take this course, you should have some knowledge of medical terminology. Education in anatomy and physiology is strongly recommended, but not required.

 

This course is for anyone in the healthcare industry who wants to master medical coding in general, and/ or ICD-10 medical coding specific. Coding experience is not required.

 

Curriculum

INTRODUCTION, STRUCTURE, AND CODING STEPS (ICD-10-CM)

Learn the fundamentals of diagnostic coding and what is required to be successful at the practice. Understand the structure, conventions, and guidelines of coding for ICD-10-CM.

 

DIAGNOSTIC CODING FOR DISEASES (ICD-10-CM)

Master the various codes and understanding of diseases, disorders, and cancers of endocrine, nutritional, metabolic, skin, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, and the upper body systems.

 

DIAGNOSTIC CODING FOR CONDITIONS AND SYMPTOMS (ICD-10-CM)

Understand the codes associated with conditions existing in pregnancy, childbirth, and newborns. You'll also learn proper conventions for coding for symptoms and signs of injury, poisoning, and impairment.

 

INTRODUCTION, STRUCTURE, AND CODING STEPS (ICD-10-PCS)

Understand the fundamentals of procedural coding with ICD-10-PCS. Learn the conventions, guidelines, and structure of the system.

 

DEFINITIONS, MEDICAL AND SURGICAL SECTION (ICD-10-PCS)

Master the definitions of root operations. Move on to understand the medical and surgical section, including character definitions.

 

CODING FOR OBSTETRICS, SPECIALTY PROCEDURES, AND RADIOLOGY (ICD-10-PCS)

Learn coding best practices for obstetrics, measuring, monitoring, specialty procedures, radiology, x-rays, and mental health.

 

Instructors

Carline Dalgleish

Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems, a master's degree in Leadership, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Dalgleish is the author of an ICD-10 coding system and also owns her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Educational Services.

 

Registration and Enrollment

This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin anytime.

 

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