ICD-10-PCS Medical Coding

Price: $999.00

The Medical Coding Profession – A Change to ICD-10 PCS

Effective October 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will require that the standard ICD-9 code sets, which are used in medical billing and coding to report health care diagnoses and procedures, be replaced by ICD-10. This move from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will have a significant impact on healthcare providers and on the process by which they receive reimbursement. The adoption of ICD-10 will create enormous challenges for the U.S. healthcare system and the requirements of medical coding.

The Medical Coding ICD-10 Program

Medical coding professionals keep records, calculate patient charges, and review files. This Medical Coding ICD-10-PCS course reviews key elements of the changes from ICD-9-PCS to ICD-10-PCS and examines the impact of this change on the U.S. healthcare system. This course covers the following key areas and topics::

  • Detailed reviews of both ICD-10 (diagnostic coding) and ICD-10-PCS (inpatient procedural coding system)
  • Differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10
  • Issues relating to federal regulation and compliance
  • Various issues surrounding the implementation of ICD-10

Education and Certification

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • Certain National Medical Coding Certification exams are very complex and may require 6 months to 2 years of suggested practical coding experience prior to being eligible for the exam or being recognized as a certified medical coding professional.

Detailed Course Topics Covered

  • A review of ICD-10
  • Purpose of ICD-10
  • Reimbursement process
  • Federal regulation and compliance
  • Transition process
  • Diagnosis coding in the ICD-10
  • Comparison between ICD-10 and ICD-9
  • Using the ICD-10 manual
  • Using the ICD-10-PCS manual for hospital procedure coding
  • ICD-10 in day-to-day operations
  • Coding from chart notes
  • Coding from operative reports
  • Functions, processes, and procedures of diagnostic coding
  • Procedural coding
  • Analysis of electronic coding tools
  • Practice coding for a variety of purposes and settings
  • Examination of the future of coding