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ICD-9-CM Coding Workshop

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Course Description

This self-study medical coding course will emphasize the rules and guidelines on the ICD-9-CM coding manual.

The course benefits those who work or want to work in the medical field whether it be as a medical biller, medical coder, and/or medical assistant. 

The class format is designed to help the beginner coder learn and understand the concept of coding a diagnostic statement.

The course is designed to help the experienced coder gain additional knowledge and  practice on their speed in preparation for the coding certification exam. 

Coding scenarios are provided to help the student continue his/her knowledge in the field of medical coding.  


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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

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  • Lesson 1_ICD-9-CM Review

    An ICD-9-CM code communicates to an insurance carrier the medical necessity (diagnosis) of any given procedure or visit provided by a physician or other healthcare provider. Let's review ICD-9-CM coding!
  • Lesson 2_Conventions of ICD-9-CM Coding

    Coding conventions are rules that are used by the coder when assigning an ICD-9-CM diagnosis code. To accurately assign an ICD-9-CM code, the coder must have a thorough understanding of the coding conventions.
  • Lesson 3_Coding Burns

    Learn about first, second and third degree burns. It is important to review the medical record to determine the degree of the burn in order to sequence the code in the right order.
  • Lesson 4_The Neoplasm Table

    Understand the Neoplasm Table. Some statements used in documentation can be confusing. Coding guidelines for coding neoplasms are covered in this lesson.
  • Lesson 5_V codes and E Codes

    V-codes and E-codes are explained in this lesson. The student also receives guidance on searching for the codes and an explanation of when and how to apply the codes.
  • Lesson 6_The Hypertension Table

    The ICD-9-CM classifies hypertension by primary or secondary and the nature, benign, malignant or unspecified. This lesson will provide a review of the coding guidelines and coding tips to be able to assign the correct diagnosis code(s) to hypertension an
  • Lesson 7_Coding Injuries and Fractures

    Chapter 17 of the ICD-9-CM Coding manual classifies injuries, poisoning, other effects of external causes. This lesson will primarily focus on coding injuries and fractures
  • Lesson 8_The Table of Drugs and Chemicals

    Sometimes people take medication that will cause a reaction for one reason or another. Learn the correct way to sequence the ICD-9 code.
  • Lesson 9 The Endocrine System - Coding Diabetes

    Diabetes Mellitus is assigned codes from category 250. It is important to code the correct 4th and 5th digit to indicate if the patient is a Type I or Type II diabetic and if the diabetes is under control. There are many rules to coding diabetes.
  • Lesson 10_Multiple and Combination Coding

    Combination codes are used to describe two or more diagnoses or when when a diagnosis is assocated with a manifestation. A multiple code describes a single condition that requires more than one code. How a coder sequences the code is important. Let's find
  • Lesson 11_ICD-10

    Use the "WHO" Electronic ICD-10 Training Tool and read the ICD-10 PDF file.

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Course Title: ICD-9-CM Coding Workshop
Course Number: 31234
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional (Intermediate Level)
CEU Value: 0.8 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $149.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $174.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define ICD-9-CM.
  • Describe conventions of ICD-9-CM coding.
  • Demonstrate coding burns.
  • Demonstrate using the neoplasm table.
  • Demonstrate using V codes and E codes.
  • Demonstrate using the hypertension table.
  • Demonstrate coding injuries and fractures.
  • Demonstrate using The Table of Drugs and Chemicals.
  • Demonstrate coding the endocrine system and diabetes.
  • Demonstrate multiple and combination coding, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Assignment 1_ICD-9 OverviewAssignment100
Test 1_Pre-Exam - ICD-9 CodingExam100
ICD-9-CM Coding TestExam45
Assignment 2_Coding ConventionsAssignment100
Assignment 3_Beginning the ICD-9 SearchAssignment100
Test 2_Coding Guidelines and ConventionsExam100
Assignment 3_Coding BurnsAssignment100
Test 3_ICD-9-Coding and Guidelines- BURNSExam100
Assignment 4_Neoplasm Coding GuidelinesAssignment100
Test 4_Neoplasm TableExam90
Assignment 5_V-codes and E-codesAssignment100
Test 5_V-codesExam100
Assignment 6_Hypertension Related DiseasesAssignment100
Test 6 -Hypertension Coding ScenariosExam100
Assignment 7_Analyze this fracture to prepare for codingAssignment100
Test 7_Coding FracturesExam100
Assignment 8_Side effects of a drugAssignment10
Test 8_The Table of Drugs and ChemicalsExam100
Test 9_Coding DiabetesExam90
Assignment 10_Multiple and Combination CodingAssignment100
Test 10_Combination and Multiple CodingExam100
Assignment 11_ICD-10Assignment100
ICD-10 Prep ExamExam100
Total Points:2135

Student Testimonials

  • "For me, the practice questions were most helpful. The instructor was very patient and accommodating to me. She gave me every opportunity to improve my grades and to be comfortable with all content." -- Donna S.
  • "I like the lessons and the explanation for the mistake I made for the tests. The instructor is very helpful and has a lot of experience. Thanks." -- Thuy N.
  • "Everything was helpful....I have had this instructor in prior classes and she did an excellent job." -- Debbie M.
  • "Thanks for all your help! I really liked how the instructor would let you know what mistakes you made and explained why, was very helpful." -- Molly W.
  • "Very good instructor." -- Vicki M.
  • "The entire course was helpful in that it helped me do a better job in coding. It gave me a different insight on coding and trained me to dig a little deeper for codes." -- Barbara J.
  • "I found the course to be very helpful; I found that I wasn't using correct coding in some instances, and now know the better way." -- Linda M.
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