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.
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