ICD-10-CM: Introduction to Diagnosis Coding


ICD-10-CM is used by hospitals, physicians, insurance companies, data analysts, and others to describe patient conditions. This foundational course introduces the structure, function, and application of ICD-10-CM.

CEUs:     26 AHIMA      26 AAPC
Included in eLearning Library. Price per person. Group rates available.

Understanding ICD-10-CM coding is essential for anyone seeking a position as a medical record coder. After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the structure of the ICD-10-CM classification system
  • Navigate the layout of the ICD-10-CM coding manual
  • Describe the ICD-10-CM Conventions and Sections of the Official Coding Guidelines
  • Identify and apply the steps required to code diagnoses using the ICD-10-CM
  • Apply chapter-specific guidelines and select proper diagnosis codes from ICD-10-CM

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding


Module 1 begins by reviewing the purpose and development of ICD-10-CM and identify professional coding certifications and organizations. The rest of our lesson this week will focus on the review of Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of ICD-10-CM, the structure of the coding manuals, and start to review the conventions, abbreviations, symbols and instructional notations required for accurate code assignment.

Module 2 begins with a review of the coding guidelines to include a discussion of the cooperating parties for ICD-10-CM, review of the four sections of the coding guidelines, discuss the differences between guidelines for inpatient versus outpatient and introduce the POA (Present on Admission) indicator. We will then start the chapter specific review of infectious and parasitic diseases, neoplasms, and endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disorders.

Module 3 provides chapter specific review of the coding guidelines for endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, mental, behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders, diseases of the nervous systems, and disorders of the eye and adnexa.

Module 4 provides chapter specific review of the coding guidelines for diseases of the ear and mastoid process, diseases of the circulatory system, diseases of the respiratory system, and diseases of the digestive system.

Module 5 provides chapter specific review of the coding guidelines for diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, diseases of the genitourinary system, and pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium.

Module 6 provides chapter specific review of the coding guidelines for certain conditions originating in the perinatal period, congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities, symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical laboratory findings, and injury, poisonings, and certain other consequences of external causes.

Module 7 provides chapter specific review of the coding guidelines for external causes of morbidity and factors influencing health status and contact with health services.

  • WebinarPlus™ multimedia and interactive online course promotes engagement with challenging materials while offering independent self-study.
  • Knowledge checks and/or final assessment ensure mastery of material.
  • Online Flexibility! Materials available 24/7. Work at your own pace — save time and travel costs.
  • Earn Libman Education Certificate of Completion and CEUs.
  • To receive CEU credit, students must achieve a passing rate on the course assessment(s).
  • Course is self-paced. For planning purposes, assume 1-3 hours required for each CEU.
  • Unlimited course access during enrollment period. For courses offering greater than one CEU, enrollment period is 16 weeks. For courses offering one or fewer CEUs, enrollment period is 4 weeks. Courses purchased as a bundle or package may have a longer enrollment period.
  • Extensions to the enrollment period are available. Contact Libman Education for pricing.
  • Financing available through PayPal Credit.
  • Price listed is per person/per course. Group rates available upon request.

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Angela Gerbert, BS, CCS, CDIP, CIC, COC, Approved-Instructor
Director, Education

Angela Gerbert applies a hands-on approach to her role as the Director of Education for Libman Education. Whether overseeing the work of subject matter experts including nationally recognized coding authorities; challenging instructional designers to deliver content in a way that is both engaging and memorable; or tapping her 25 years’ experience in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room coding to write coder-friendly courses herself, Angela is responsible for ensuring that our training is accurate, easily accessible, and challenging.

Angela enjoys working individually with current students to answer their questions regarding course content and with prospective students to identify the appropriate curriculum to support their career objectives. Angela believes in the transformational power of education to help individuals achieve their personal and career goals and for organizations to achieve operating success.

Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management and holds Certified Coding Specialist, Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner from AHIMA as well as the Certified Inpatient Coder, Certified Outpatient Coder, and the Certified Professional Coder Instructor certifications from AAPC.

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