ICD-10 Medical Coding

ICD-10 is an upgraded diagnostic and procedural medical coding system that, by law, must be implemented throughout the healthcare industry. This new coding system is radically different from the version currently in use, so it's important to start preparing for and implementing the massive changes to the existing coding system. This online course offers you comprehensive, robust training in diagnostic and procedural coding, using the ICD-10-CM (diagnostic) and ICD-10-PCS (procedural) coding...

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6 Months / 200 Course Hrs
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George Mason University

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Course code: GES110

What you will learn

  • 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

How you will benefit

  • 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

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 200 course hours
  1. Introduction to the ICD-10 Code Sets
  2. Structure, Conventions, Guidelines, and Coding Steps
  3. Diseases, Disorders, and Cancers of Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic
    1. Infectious and Parasitic Disease
    2. Neoplasm
    3. Diseases of the Blood and Blood Forming Organ
    4. Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Disorder
    5. Mental and Behavioral Disorder
    6. Nervous System
  4. Diseases and Disorders of the Upper Body Systems
    1. Eye and Adnexa
    2. Ear and Mastoid Process
    3. Circulatory System
    4. Respiratory System
    5. Diseases of the Digestive System
  5. Diseases of the Skin, Genitourinary, and Musculoskeletal System
    1. Skin and Subcutaneous System
    2. Musculoskeletal System
    3. Genitourinary System
  6. Conditions Existing in Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Newborns
    1. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium
    2. Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period
    3. Congenital Malformations, Deformities, and Abnormalities
  7. Symptoms and Signs of Injury, Poisoning, and Impairment
    1. Symptoms, Signs, and Abnormal Conditions
    2. Injury, Poisoning, and Consequences of External Causes
    3. External Causes of Morbidity
    4. Factors influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services

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.

Prerequisites:

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.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • Windows 8 or newer.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • Understanding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS: A Worktext
  • ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians
  • ICD-10-PCS Expert

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This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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