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ICD-10 Program

This program consists of four self-paced online courses. Each course touches on its part in this groundbreaking classification system: history of development, implementation and maintenance issues. Lessons provide training on the hows and whys of the new code structure, general and section-specific coding guidelines, and documentation guidelines. The training was designed for coders and other health professionals who have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of coding. This training has proven to be valuable for individuals across wide range of experience, from clinicians with a basic knowledge of ICD-9-CM to coders with advanced skills.

See "Registration Options and Price Schedule" at the bottom of the page.

Prerequisites: You should have a basic knowledge of ICD-9-CM coding. These courses were designed for coders and other health professionals who have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of coding. It will be valuable for a wide range of experience, from clinicians with a basic knowledge of ICD-9-CM to coders with advanced skills.
Textbook: None required. All course material presented online
Credits:    An AHIMA Certificate of Completion and 2-4 CEUs will be awarded upon successful completion of each course.
Classes Begins: When payment is received and processed
Class Access Period: Individual 4-CEU courses: 16 weeks beginning on date of enrollment
Individual 2-CEU courses: 8 weeks beginning on date of enrollment
3-course package: 26 weeks beginning on date of enrollment
Price Schedule:

Individual 4-CEU Courses
$160.00 AHIMA Members;
$195.00 Nonmembers

Individual 2-CEU Courses
$80.00 AHIMA Members;
$96.00 Nonmembers

3-course Program
$400.00 AHIMA Members;
$480.00 Nonmembers

ICD-10 Overview: Mortality Reporting

This is a self-paced, 4 CEU online course. It is for coders, educators and others interested in learning about the worldwide statistical uses of ICD-10 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision), a classification owned and published by the World Health Organization (WHO). Effective with deaths occurring in 1999, the U.S. began using ICD-10 to code and classify mortality data from death certificates. While this implementation was a multifaceted task, it was recognized as important to ensure the international comparability of health statistics.

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with ICD-10, its organization, structure, and coding guidelines, the professionals who assign ICD-10 codes, and how the coded information is used at national and international levels.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand how ICD-10 was developed and implemented and how it is maintained
  • State the uses of ICD-10 codes at a national and international level
  • Name the desired qualifications and characteristics of professionals who assign ICD-10 codes
  • Understand the organization of ICD-10
  • Identify ICD-10 coding conventions
  • Define the role of the WHO Subgroup on Training and Credentialing and their plans for training and credentialing

Key Points

  • Development, implementation and maintenance issues
  • Structure, conventions and guidelines
  • Job roles, responsibilities and requirements
  • International standardized training and credentialing program
  • International mortality statistics
  • National mortality statistics

ICD-10-CM Overview: Deciphering the Code

This 14 lesson, 4 CEU online course is for coders, educators, billing staff and clinicians who are interested in familiarizing themselves with ICD-10-CM, which has an anticipated implementation date of October 1, 2013. Students will learn about the history, organization and structure, see how ICD-10-CM compares to ICD-9-CM, study changes chapter by chapter, and get a glimpse into new coding conventions and guidelines.

ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM Volumes 1 and 2. The ICD-10-CM c;lassification system is based on the internationally recognized ICD-10 but will provide additional morbidity detail and will be updated annually.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand the organizational changes that surround ICD-10-CM
  • Identify the areas of similarities and differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM
  • Follow ICD-10-CM coding conventions
  • Apply ICD-10-CM definitions and guidelines to determine the correct code for the diagnosis
  • Apply knowledge of ICD-10-CM coding principles by assigning accurate and precise codes to diagnoses that pertain to all body systems

Key Points

  • History of ICD and its clinical modifications
  • ICD-10-CM development, implementation and maintenance issues
  • How ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM are similar — organization and conventions
  • How ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM are different — format and classification issues
  • Analysis of the organization and classification within all 21 chapters
  • Evaluation of general and chapter specific coding guidelines
  • Documentation guidelines

ICD-10-PCS Overview: Deciphering the Code

This 14 lesson, 4 CEU online course is for coders, educators, and consultants who are interested in familiarizing themselves with ICD-10-PCS classification system, which has an anticipated implementation date of October 1, 2013.

Objectives—In this course, students will learn:

  • The history of ICD-10-PCS
  • ICD-10-PCS development, implementation and maintenance issues
  • How the ICD-10-PCS seven character structure differs between sections
  • Analysis of the organization and classification within all 16 sections
  • Examination of the procedures in each of the following: Medical and Surgical, Medical and Surgical-related, and Ancillary
  • Evaluation of general and section specific coding guidelines
  • Documentation guidelines

ICD-10-CM/PCS: Fundamentals of General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs)

This 6-lesson, 2-CEU course provides key information regarding the use of General Equivalence Mappings (GEM) for ICD-10-CM/PCS. National version of the GEMs was created to facilitate the translation between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS. This course reviews the unique features of the GEMs.

Objectives—In this course, students will learn:

  • State the purpose of the GEMs
  • Analyze the various flags in GEMs
  • Define the differences between applied maps and the GEMs
  • Discuss the purpose of the reimbursement map

 

Registration Options and Price Schedule

3-Course Program:
All three "Overview" courses (Mortality, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. GEMs course is not included in this package.)

Save $60 to $70 off the individual registration fees!

3 ICD-10 Courses

$420.00 AHIMA members
$515.00 nonmembers

Individual Courses
ICD-10 Overview: Mortality Reporting
 
ICD-10-CM Overview: Deciphering the Code
 
ICD-10-PCS Overview: Deciphering the Code
 
ICD-10-CM/PCS:
Fundamentals of General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs)

$160.00 members
$195.00 nonmembers
  $160.00 members
$195.00 nonmembers
  $160.00 members
$195.00 nonmembers
  $80.00 members
$96.00 nonmembers

 

 

 

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