ICD-10 Medical Coding

Distance Learning Course – 200 hours

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This online program offers you comprehensive, robust training in diagnostic and procedural coding, using the ICD-10-CM (diagnostic) and ICD-10-PCS (procedural) coding manuals. This training includes detailed instructions for using the coding manuals, understanding the coding guidelines, and accurately applying the ICD-10 coding steps. There are more than 40 quizzes and exams for diagnoses and procedures by body system to test your knowledge and understanding.

The textbooks for this program are included.

The program includes:

Comprehensive lessons on 2013 ICD-10-CM/PCS codes and guidelines
In-depth, comprehensive training in using the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding manuals, guidelines, instructional notes, conventions, and coding steps
Upon registering, you are given an initial six (6) months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a six (6) month extension at no additional charge.


Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration, including billing and coding, for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems, a Master’s Degree in Leadership and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management and is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) She is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and is a published author on the new ICD-10 coding system. She is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), and owns her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Educational Services.


Diagnostic Coding Lessons Using ICD-10-CM

  1. Introduction to the ICD-10 Code Sets
  2. Structure, Conventions, Guidelines, and Coding Steps
  3. Diseases, Disorders, and Cancers of Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic
    1. Infectious and Parasitic Disease
    2. Neoplasm
    3. Diseases of the Blood and Blood Forming Organ
    4. Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Disorder
    5. Mental and Behavioral Disorder
    6. Nervous System
  4. Diseases and Disorders of the Upper Body Systems
    1. Eye and Adnexa
    2. Ear and Mastoid Process
    3. Circulatory System
    4. Respiratory System
    5. Diseases of the Digestive System
  5. Diseases of the Skin, Genitourinary, and Musculoskeletal System
    1. Skin and Subcutaneous System
    2. Musculoskeletal System
    3. Genitourinary System
  6. Conditions Existing in Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Newborns
    1. Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium
    2. Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period
    3. Congenital Malformations, Deformities, and Abnormalities
  7. Symptoms and Signs of Injury, Poisoning, and Impairment
    1. Symptoms, Signs, and Abnormal Conditions
    2. Injury, Poisoning, and Consequences of External Causes
    3. External Causes of Morbidity
    4. Factors influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services

Procedural Coding Lessons Using ICD-10-PCS

  1. Structure, Conventions, Guidelines, and Coding Steps
  2. Definitions: Root Operations
  3. Medical and Surgical Section, Character Definitions
  4. Medical and Surgical Section (0) Tables
  5. Coding for Obstetrics, Measuring, and Monitoring
    1. Obstetrics
    2. Placement
    3. Administration
    4. Measurement and Monitoring
  6. Coding for Specialty Procedures
    1. Extracorporeal Assistance
    2. Extracorporeal Performance
    3. Osteopathic
    4. Chiropractic
    5. Other Procedure
  7. Radiology, X-rays, and Mental Health
    1. Imaging
    2. Nuclear Medicine
    3. Radiation Oncology
    4. Physical Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Audiology
    5. Mental Health
    6. Substance Abuse Treatment


Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

Understand the structure of an ICD-10-CM code
Navigate the layout of the ICD-10-CM coding manual
Describe the ICD-10-CM Draft Conventions and Sections of the Official Coding Guidelines
Abstract diagnostic statements from the medical record and differentiate between main and modifying terms and subterms in the coding manuals
Identify and apply the steps required code diagnoses and procedures using the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding manuals
Apply chapter-specific guidelines and select proper codes from ICD-10-CM, Chapters 1-21
Describe the layout and guidelines of the ICD-10-PCS
Identify the characters that make up an ICD-10-PCS code and identify each character’s purpose
Understand the terminology used in the layout and structure of the ICD-10-PCS codebook
Define what a table is and how it is used when creating an ICD-10-PCS code
Identify the sections of the ICD-10-PCS and what each section is used for
Understand the differences and similarities between related root operations and apply the general and root operation-specific guidelines for the ICD-10-PCS appropriately


In order to take this program, you should have some knowledge of medical terminology. Education in anatomy and physiology is strongly recommended, but not required.

This program is for anyone in the healthcare industry who wants to master medical coding in general, and/ or ICD-10 medical coding specific. Coding experience is not required.


This program can only be taken on a PC. It is not Mac compatible. It is compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection and an e-mail account.

We will provide the required materials for this program:

Understanding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS: A Worktext
2013 ICD-10-CM: The Complete Official Draft Code Set (eBook on CD)
2013 ICD-10-PCS: The Complete Official Draft Code Set (eBook on CD)

Tuition & Fees 2300.00 CAD

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