ICD-10-CM is a clinical modification of the World Health Organization’s ICD-10, which consist 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 compliment accepted clinical practice in the US. The system consist 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. Significantly different procedures are assigned to a single ICD-9-CM procedure code. Limitations in the coding system translate directly into limitations in the diagnosis-related groups (DRG). The healthcare industry cannot accurately measure quality of care using ICD-9-CM. It is difficult to evaluate the outcome of new procedures and emerging health care conditions when there are not precise codes. Most importantly, we have a mission to improve our ability to measure health care services provided to our patients, enhance clinical decision-making, track public health issues, conduct medical research, identify fraud and abuse and design our payment systems to ensure services are appropriately paid.
Module 1: Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Module 2: Neoplasm
Module 3: Diseases of the Blood and Blood Forming Organs
Module 4: Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
Module 5: Mental Disorders
Module 6: Diseases of the Nervous System
Module 7: Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa
Module 8: Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process
Module 9: Diseases of the Circulatory System
Module 10: Diseases of the Respiratory System
Module 11: Diseases of the Digestive System
Module 12: Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
Module 13: Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue
Module 14: Diseases of the Genitourinary System
Module 15: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium
Module 16: Newborn (Perinatal) Guidelines
Module 17: Congenital Malformations, Deformations and Chromosomal Abnormalities
Module 18: Symptoms, Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings
Module 19: Injury, Poisoning and Certain Other Consequences of the External Causes
Module 20: External Causes of Morbidity
Module 21: Factors Influencing Health Status
One healthcare career that demands accuracy and highly specialized knowledge is the medical billing and coding field. This is an especially attractive profession for those who want to work in healthcare but do not want extensive patient-facing responsibilities. Medical billers and coders occupy one subfield of health information technology. They ensure that health services, diagnoses, and clinical procedures are recorded properly in patients’ health records.
It is important to note that health information technicians (HITs) are closely related and typically take on medical billing and coding as part of their jobs, among other responsibilities. Medical billers and coders’ important work requires a thorough and working knowledge of the unique codes used for patient care, insurance, and billing documentation. A mistake could have damaging medical and financial consequences for patients, healthcare providers, and insurance companies. Therefore, a comprehensive education in medical billing and coding is a must.
You Will Get Certification After Completetion This Course.