The ICD is currently the most widely used statistical classification system for diseases worldwide. ICD-9-CM is an adaption created by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and used in assigning diagnostic and procedure codes associated with inpatient, outpatient, and physician office utilization in the United States. The ICD-9-CM is based on the ICD-9, but provides for additional morbidity detail.
CD-10-CM is a clinical modification of the World Health Organization’s ICD-10, which consists of a diagnostics classification system. ICD-10-CM includes the level of detail needed for morbidity classification and diagnostics specificity in the United States. It also provides code titles and language that complement accepted clinical practice in the US. The system consists of more than 68,000 diagnosis codes. This course provides the training necessary for medical administrative professionals to comply with the updated standards. The transition to ICD-10 is necessary for many reasons. Payors cannot pay claims fairly using ICD-9-CM since the classification system does not accurately reflect current technology and medical treatment.
The Anatomy Module will take you through all body systems focusing on common medical conditions and medical terminology with an expanded focus on root words, prefixes and suffix meanings. ICD and CPT Modules include the history of coding, and outpatient guidelines meaning of codes to properly code medical documentation. As we go step by step through each chapter of the manual, reviewing operative reports and diagrams to properly link a condition to a code. Medical billing and reimbursement modules cover federal compliance rules and regulations as well as step by step on the flow from the initial patient visit to receiving a check from insurance or patient. In addition to course modules, students will get multiple flashcards, diagrams, charts and “real world “exposure to multiple coding examples. As you go through this course at your own pace, you still will have the feel of a one on one classroom experience.