Online Training Course

Prod ID: 147
PMI Basics: Introduction to ICD-10-CM Coding

This program provides basic level instruction in diagnostic coding for the outpatient setting. Medical coders abstract details from the healthcare providers' reports to select or validate the proper ICD-10-CM code(s). 







179 min



ICD-10-CM coding conventions, general guidelines and chapter specific guidelines will be introduced and clarified in this program. Gain insight into why it is important to code the highest degree of specificity.  Learn how to find the condition in the alphabetic index and verify the code in the Tabular list. 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. 

Sharon Turner


Sharon Turner is an enthusiastic educator who has taught allied healthcare courses at Brookhaven, Collin, and Vista Colleges. She has received awards and recognition for outstanding achievement in teaching, leadership and community involvement. She is effective in developing lesson plans, providing quality instruction, and promoting a positive learning environment for her students.

She also has more than 12 years of experience as a Certified Medical Coder for OB/GYN, Anesthesia, Family Practice Medicine, Dermatology, Vein and Vascular, and Orthopedics Surgery specialties. She helped implement a new EHR system and successfully increased first pass on clean claims paid by 88 percent within 90 days of implementation.  

Sharon is a doctorate student at Abilene Christian University majoring in Organizational Leadership in Adult Education. She has a Master of Science and a bachelor’s degree in Workplace Learning Performance in Applied Technologies from UNT. She currently serves on the Digital Faculty Consultant team at McGraw-Hill Education.

This course is designed for novice outpatient coders. Managers, clinical and administrative staff seeking an overall understanding of the coder's role and responsibilities in the healthcare setting will also benefit, as well as experienced coders seeking a refresher on diagnostic coding.

This is a basic-level course. Content assumes an awareness of the role  of medical coding in relation to outpatient provider reimbursement. A self-supplied ICD-10-CM code set manual is required to complete practice exercises.



  • Overview of the diagnostic coding process
  • Understand the coder's role and responsibility
  • Learn proper use of the ICD-10-CM coding book
  • Review code examples
  • Hands on practice utilizing your code set manual

Self-paced online program includes unlimited review of recorded lectures and access to downloadable digital companion materials for 6 months.

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