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This course provides basic level instruction in diagnostic coding for the medical practice or outpatient setting. Medical coders abstract details from the healthcare providers' reports to select or validate the proper ICD-10-CM code(s). Participants will learn to find the condition in the alphabetic index and verify the code in the Tabular list. Coding conventions, general guidelines and chapter specific guidelines will be introduced and clarified.
Gain insight into why it is important to code the highest degree of specificity. Learn to pay close attention to all coding instructions and understand the coding system's format and structure. Grasp how to use the place holder 'X' or the 7th character when appropriate. Identify and comprehend terms like sequela, laterality, includes/excludes, etiology, code first, code additional, see also, and unspecified code. Course includes instructional companion manual and access to faculty to address specific questions.
Who Should Attend?
This is a basic-level course. Content assumes an awareness of the role of medical coding in relation to outpatient provider reimbursement.
What to Bring
Participants will need a self-supplied, current ICD-10-CM code set manual for this course.
Program times are Central unless otherwise noted.