Basic ICD Coding, Part 1

Online Education Courses

This course provides the student with the basic principles of the ICD-10-CM Coding and Classification System, including the following of guidelines, proper sequencing of codes and the impact on reimbursement. ICD-10-PCS will be covered in ICD Part 2.

Coding Basics is a self-paced program which will cover the foundational concepts in the coding and billing profession. Coding professionals abstract clinical data from health records and assign appropriate medical codes. These codes are used for reimbursement, planning, and research. Comprehensive training in inpatient and outpatient coding is provided, along with the necessary background courses in health record content, medical terminology, and disease process.

Required textbooks:

  • Basic ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS Coding, 2017 edition by Palkie and Schraffenberger. AHIMA Press. 
    ISBN:  9781584265429 
    AHIMA Product Code: AC200516
  • ICD-10-CM Code Book, 2018 by Casto. AHIMA Press. 
    ISBN: 9781584265894
    AHIMA Product Code: AC221017

Note: Course enrollment includes one attempt to take the Final Exam. You must get a score of 70% or higher on the final to earn your CEUs and Certificate of Completion for the course. However, you will be able to continue on to the Course Evaluation or go back and review any of the previous content after taking the Final Exam regardless of score. Your score on the Final Exam composes 100% of the score shown on your transcript for the course.


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