Clinicians with a strong foundation in anatomy and physiology and medical terminology could take over coding roles in the future. A good foundation in Anatomy and Physiology is an important part of ICD-10 readiness. With increased documentation on the horizon, one of a coderís biggest strengths will be the ability to read and code notes accurately. Take steps now to learn about body and medical terminology or risk losing your job to those who have more knowledge in this area.
This class is designed with the coder in mind. Participants will review important terms that will increase their proficiency for proper diagnostic coding selection. Take a tour of the human body and explore information on cells, tissues, and organs that comprise the body systems.
This course focuses on the anatomy of each body system and how this relates to coding, with emphasis on ICD-10. Review illustrations and explanations, and compare ICD-9 with new level of detail required to describe diagnosis.
- Clarification of new anatomical and physiological documentation requirements
- Anatomy of body systems with illustrations and explanations
- Discussion of major illnesses
- A look at diseases and complications
- Detailed language of body parts
- Body structure
- Blood cells, tissues, organs
- Skeleton, musculoskeletal, skin
- Integumentary system
- Pronunciation of terminology
- Prefixes and suffixes
- Laterality and its relevance to ICD-10
- Practice knowledge of terminology