ICD-10-CM: Foundations


ICD-10-CM: Foundations explains the foundational building blocks used in the ICD-10-CM system. Understanding these conventions and general guidelines is essential to arriving at the proper code.

CEUs:  2.5    2.5 AHIMA    2.5 AAPC
Included in eLearning Library. Price per person. Group rates available.

ICD-10-CM is used in all health care settings to report diagnoses and reason for visits.  ICD-10-CM: Foundations explains the foundational building blocks used in the ICD-10-CM system. Understanding these conventions and general guidelines is essential to arriving at the proper code.  ICD-10-CM: Foundations includes:

ICD-10-CM: Steps to Proper Code Selection
ICD-10-CM:  Steps to Proper Code Selection describes the steps a coder takes to correctly apply ICD-10-CM codes to the patient’s record.  The steps include a review of the following:

  • Documentation by the provider
  • Main and subterms in alphabetic index and tabular list
  • Instructional notes that affect application of the codes
  • ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting that govern how codes may be applied

ICD-10-CM: Overview and Conventions
ICD-10-CM: Overview and Conventions provides a general introduction to the organization and structure of the ICD-10-CM code set including the alphabetic Index, tabular list, conventions, abbreviations, symbols and instruction notes.

ICD-10-CM: General Coding Guidelines
ICD-10-CM: General Coding Guidelines provides detailed instruction on the guidelines that govern the application of the ICD-10-CM code set.

ICD-10-CM: Symptoms, Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings
ICD-10-CM: Symptoms, Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings provides detailed instruction on coding of conditions in Chapter 18 of the ICD-10-CM code set. Course includes chapter-specific guidelines for assignment of codes.

The level of effort to complete this course bundle, start to finish, is equivalent to 2.5 CEUs and should take you approximately 2.5-7.5 hours to complete. Remember: You have access to the course materials for the full 16-week enrollment period and we encourage you to re-review any materials that are helpful to you.

Certificates of Completion
Libman Education Certificate(s) of Completion will be available upon successful completion of the course material. The Certificate(s) of Completion will total 2.5 CEUs.

This program has been approved for continuing education units (CEUs) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

AAPC: 2.5 CEUs
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

  • WebinarPlus™ multimedia and interactive online course promotes engagement with challenging materials while offering independent self-study.
  • Teaching methods including audio and video files, diagrams, and animations to accommodate different learning styles. Where appropriate, the Merck Manual Professional Version supplements course materials with in-depth descriptions of diagnoses and/or procedures.
  • Knowledge checks and/or final assessment ensure mastery of material.
  • Online Flexibility! Materials available via secure Learning Management System (LMS). 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.
  • Price listed is per person/per course. Group rates available upon request.

Special pricing available for groups. Train your entire team!

How Many In Your Group? Group Discount %
1 Retail Price
2-4 5% Discount
5-20 10% Discount
21+ Contact Us for Your Custom Price Quote:
[email protected]

Angela Lima, BS, CCS, CDIP, COC, CIC, AAPC-Approved Instructor

Angela Lima 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.

“I truly thank you Libman Group for your wonderful courses that have contributed to my success.” — Leslie Jay Corn, CCS, CPC, CCA/ER Coding Analyst/Boston Medical Center OR LogixHealth

“I’m pleasantly surprised at your response … really didn’t think I would receive anything at all, so, thank you! I believe that alone says a lot for Libman Education. I would recommend you to other coding professionals.” — Jennifer Jones, CPC

“Thank you! Your company provides outstanding service and we appreciate it!” — Jim Herren, RHIA, CCS, Parkland Health & Hospital System

“LOVEEE Libman! Very happy with the classes I’ve taken.” — Linda C.

“I love the courses at Libman Education.” — Joanne S., CCS

“Any of Libman Education’s courses are worth time and cost. Always walk away with a useable, clarity or reinforcement of subject matter.”

“I greatly appreciate this support and outstanding customer service!” — former student


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “ICD-10-CM: Foundations”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Required Resource:

Recommended Resources: