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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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Course Lessons

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! 245 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: ICD9PowerPoint.ppt
  • Review Article: ICD-9 and ICD9CM Codes Search
  • Take Poll: Reading class objectives and Syllabus
  • Complete: Assignment 1_ICD-9 Overview
  • Complete: Test 1_Pre-Exam - ICD-9 Coding
  • Complete Exam: ICD-9-CM Coding Test

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. 300 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: ConventionsofICD-9Coding.ppt
  • Review Article: ICD-9-CM Coding Guidelines
  • Take Poll: Double check your code
  • Complete: Assignment 2_Coding Conventions
  • Complete: Assignment 3_Beginning the ICD-9 Search
  • Complete Exam: Test 2_Coding Guidelines and 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. 200 Total Points
  • Review Article: Health Topics relating to Burns
  • Complete: Assignment 3_Coding Burns
  • Complete Exam: Test 3_ICD-9-Coding and Guidelines- BURNS

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. 190 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: Neoplasmppt.ppt
  • Complete: Assignment 4_Neoplasm Coding Guidelines
  • Complete Exam: Test 4_Neoplasm Table

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. 200 Total Points
  • Review Article: FAQ
  • Complete: Assignment 5_V-codes and E-codes
  • Complete Exam: Test 5_V-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 200 Total Points
  • Review Video: About Hypertension
  • Complete: Assignment 6_Hypertension Related Diseases
  • Complete Exam: Test 6 -Hypertension Coding Scenarios

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 200 Total Points
  • Review Article: Illustrations of injuries and fractures
  • Complete: Assignment 7_Analyze this fracture to prepare for coding
  • Complete Exam: Test 7_Coding 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. 110 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Drug Abuse Chart; Classifications
  • Complete: Assignment 8_Side effects of a drug
  • Complete Exam: Test 8_The Table of Drugs and Chemicals

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. 90 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: American Diabetes Association; Convert 250 to ICD-10
  • Complete Exam: Test 9_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 200 Total Points
  • Review Article: Inpatient Coding
  • Complete: Assignment 10_Multiple and Combination Coding
  • Complete Exam: Test 10_Combination and Multiple Coding

Lesson 11_ICD-10

Use the "WHO" Electronic ICD-10 Training Tool and read the ICD-10 PDF file. 200 Total Points
  • Review Article: ICD-20 Overview
  • Take Poll: ICD-10 and Changes to Come
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Assignment 11_ICD-10
  • Complete: ICD-10 Prep Exam
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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.
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