ICD-10-PCS: Orthopedic Procedure Coding



Learn to code orthopedic procedures with the unique perspective and expertise offered by nationally recognized ICD-10-PCS coding expert Lynn Kuehn!  ICD-10-PCS: Orthopedic Procedure Coding enables coders to visualize and understand complicated 3-D skeletal structures and then accurately and completely code the intricate surgical procedures performed. The course includes a special focus on difficult-to-code spinal procedures.

CEUs:     2 AHIMA      2 AAPC
Included in eLearning Library. Price per person. Group rates available.

ICD-10-PCS: Orthopedic Procedure Coding enables coders to visualize and understand complicated 3-D skeletal structures and then accurately and completely code the intricate surgical procedures performed.  The course includes a special focus on difficult-to-code spinal procedures.

Students who complete this course will be able to:

  • Understand and visualize complex three-dimensional orthopedic procedures in order to code completely and accurately
  • Identify the code format, system structure, and design of orthopedic procedure codes in ICD-10-PCS.
  • Understand and apply the orthopedic-specific Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting of ICD-10-PCS codes.
  • Learn to identify procedure details that support the assignment of the root operations.
  • Apply the definitions of the devices and qualifiers unique to orthopedic procedures.
  • Given a case scenario, select the necessary statements to code and apply Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting to support an accurate code assignment.

By completing this course, you will have the tools necessary for proficiency in ICD-10-PCS coding of Orthopedic Procedures.

  • Learn to identify procedure details that support the assignment of the root operations
  • Apply the definitions of the devices and qualifiers unique to orthopedic procedures
  • Course features interactive, explanatory images, audio recordings and video animations by industry experts, detailed explanations of the coding process, and check yourself quizzes to ensure material is being mastered.
  • The online and self-paced course integrates materials from Lynn Kuehn and Teri Jorwic’s award winning ICD-10-PCS:  An Applied Approach
  • Course includes four (4) carefully selected sample operative reports illustrating complex and difficult to code orthopedic procedures
  • Bonus content includes a quick review of ICD-10-PCS table mechanics.
  • and more!
  • WebinarPlus™ multimedia and interactive online course offering independent self-study combined with instructor support. Students may contact or email course content questions to their instructor, or request a consultation with the instructor to facilitate course completion.
  • Online Flexibility! Materials available 24/7. Work at your own pace — save time and travel costs.
  • Earn 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 20 weeks. For courses offering one or fewer CEUs, enrollment period is 4 weeks.
  • 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.

ICD-10-PCS: Orthopedic Procedure Coding provides comprehensive instruction on coding the top orthopedic procedures performed in U.S. hospitals, both simple and complex. With a special emphasis on difficult-to-code spinal procedures, the list includes:

  • Bone Fractures
  • Osteotomy
  • Joint Replacement/Arthroplasty (Hip, Knee, Shoulder)
    • Including Coding of a Unicondylar Knee Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Revisions
    • Revision of Hemiarthroplasty of Hip
    • Revision of Hemiarthroplasty of Knee
    • Revision of a Patellar Surface Replacement
  • Intervertebral Disc Replacement
  • Types of Meniscal repair
  • Spinal fusion, including:
    • Device and Qualifier Guidance
    • Bone Grafts
    • Interbody Fusion
    • Posterior Fusion
    • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Laminectomy
  • Corpectomy
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty

The course focuses on bones and joints only (no muscles, ligaments or tendons) to ensure the coder’s comprehension of this difficult to code body system. The course covers hospital procedures coded using ICD-10-PCS; for training on use of CPT coding see the Libman Education CPT Coding course.


Lynn Kuehn is president of Kuehn Consulting, LLC, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a consulting firm specializing in coding for all settings and physician practice management issues. Lynn is a nationally recognized trainer on ICD-10-PCS and other HIM-related topics.

Lynn served on the AHIMA Board of Directors and authored several of AHIMA’s most popular books including Procedural Coding and Reimbursement for Physician ServicesCCS-P Exam Preparation, and ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach.

Together with her co-Author Theresa Jorwic, Lynn received the Triumph Literary Legacy Award from AHIMA for ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach. This book has been named the “go-to” resource for learning and mastering ICD-10-PCS.  ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach provides step-by-step instructions and exercises at all levels, and is used throughout Kuehn’s ICD-10-PCS courses authored for Libman Education.

“Lynn is an inspirational teacher. She ignites a passion for coding within you!” — Kristen T

“Lynn, your explanations are clear, concise and to the point. Recommend it to any and all. It is a confidence booster!” — Leslie C

“I consistently learn from Lynn Kuehn. Thank you!”

“Lynn: I look for everything you have on the internet. You have a wonderful concise way of presenting material that is so easy to understand. All of us learn differently and your slides help us ‘Visual learners.’ keep up the great work. I will be ordering your flash cards! Many thanks.”

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

“I just wanted to let you know that the articles written by Lynn are a great help. I read them all the time and learn something new each time. Please let her know what a fine job she does.” — Kira G., RHIT, IP Coder III

“Lynn always has a way of getting the information across in a simple, understandable way!” — Janice N.

“Just heard Gail and Lynne’s PCS workshop – fantastic information and terrific speakers!!” — Jacqueline F., RHIT, CCS, DRG Validation Specialist


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