ALL ABOUT ICD-10
If you are already a coder or want to become one, here is critical information for your career consideration.
In the healthcare field, ICD-10 coding training has become a very prominently discussed topic. ICD-9 codes for diagnoses have been used to describe diagnoses for over 40 years. The World Health Organization and government have collaborated now for several years to expand the codes in order to acquire additional data. Initially, the ICD-10 coding system was to be implemented in 2011, however, the sheer magnitude of the changes has pushed the transition forward to 2014 and as of April 2014, deferred until 2015.
The ICD-9 codes will continue to be used so coders will need to know how to use both sets of codes. In fact they may use dual coding systems for many years. (Billing and coding with both ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM for workers compensation and auto claims do not fall under HIPAA mandates so may not feel the push to transition to ICD-10. For this reason proficiency in ICD-9-CM remains extremely important.)
The new ICD-10 code system has many more codes to deal with. It currently contains 69,099 diagnostic codes compared with 14,315 codes in ICD-9. That number increases the number of codes FIVE TIMES.
This ICD-10 Coding Program is for experienced coders who have been trained or have experience in ICD-9 Coding. If you are looking for training in both sets of codes, ICD-9 and 10, as well as CPT and HCPC coding, please go to the Coding Training Page here:
Coding Training Course.
Here is what is included:
TIME FOR COMPLETION: 90 hours (20 instruction, 70 laboratory/practicum)
A. Overview of Guidelines
B. Benefits of ICD-10-CM
C. Similarities and Differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10
D. Additional Changes in ICD-10
E. Sections and Organization
F. Conventions, General Coding and Chapter Specific Guidelines
G. You Code It
H. Patient Charts 1-75 with the scenarios to code, then check the answers
ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting – all sections currently available for review (from the World Health Organization).
Infectious and Parasitic Diseases A00-B99
Disease of Blood and Blood-Forming Organs
and Disorders Involving the Immune Mechanism D50-D
Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases E00-E89
Diseases of Nervous System and Sense Organs G00-G99
Diseases of Eye and Adnexa H00-H59
Diseases of Ear and Mastoid Process H60-H95
Diseases of Circulatory System I00-I99
Diseases of Respiratory System J00-J99
Diseases of Digestive System K00-K94
Diseases of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue L00-L99
Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and
Connective Tissue M00-M99
Diseases of Genitourinary System N00-N99
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium O00-O9A
Newborn (Perinatal) Guidelines P00-P96
Congenital Malformations, Deformations, and
Chromosomal Abnormalities Q00-Q99
Symptoms, Signs, and Abnormal clinical and
Laboratory Findings, Not Elsewhere Classified R00-R99
Injury, Poisoning, and Certain Other Consequences of
External Causes S00-T88
External Causes of Morbidity V01-Y99
Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with
Health Services Z00-Z99
Learn the ICD-10 coding system here then test to certify that you are an ICD-10 coder.