Basic ICD Coding, Part 2

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Basic ICD Coding, Part II focuses on ICD-10-PCS coding. This course concentrates on coding and reimbursement related to inpatient records.


At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Practice coding ICD-10-PCS procedure codes using ICD-10-PCS.
  • Code procedures for data collection and processing.
  • Memorize existing control procedures to ensure accuracy and completeness of coded information.
  • Review clinical information regarding various procedures in order to assign codes correctly.
  • Use definitions and guidelines to determine the principal procedure.
  • Use standard reference materials used by coding professionals.
  • Demonstrate experience in coding procedure scenarios for inpatient cases.
  • Apply knowledge of coding principles by assigning accurate and precise codes to procedures that pertain to all body systems.
  • Define the ICD-10-PCS root operations and approaches.
  • Identify the ICD-10-PCS Official Coding Guidelines for ICD-10-PCS.
  • Employ the General Equivalence Maps (GEMs).
  • Explore ICD-10-PCS codes surrounding anatomical regions, nervous system, and sense organs.
  • Explore ICD-10-PCS codes surrounding the respiratory, circulatory, gastrointestinal, and hepatobiliary systems.
  • Explore ICD-10-PCS codes surrounding endocrine, lymphatic, integumentary, muscular, and skeletal systems.
  • Explore ICD-10-PCS codes surrounding the urinary and male and female reproductive systems.


You must complete each item found on the main course page to successfully complete this course. Completion is identified with a green check mark symbol.

Each lesson has an associated lesson-level quiz provided for review. You may take the quizzes as many times as you like. However, note that you must achieve a score of 70% or higher on each quiz for it to mark as complete. Lesson-level quiz scores are not included on your course transcript, as the quizzes are review resources with unlimited attempts.

Unlike the quizzes, you are only allowed to take the Final Exam once , and you must complete it with a score of 70% or higher to successfully complete the course. Your score on the Final Exam composes 100% of the score shown on your transcript for the course.



  • ICD-10-PCS An Applied Approach, 2018 edition by Kuehn and Jorwic. AHIMA Press. 
    ISBN: 9781584266006
    AHIMA Product Code: 
  • ICD-10-PCS Code Book, 2018 by Casto. AHIMA Press. 
    ISBN: 9781584265900  
    AHIMA Product Code: 

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.



To offer AHIMA students as much practice as possible in applying new coding skills, this course features and "Additional Exercises" section at the end of the presentations for Lessons 1-4.  Like the Check Your Understanding screens included at the end of each content topic within the presentations, the Additional Exercises are ungraded, provided simply for additional practice, and you may take them as many times as you wish.

The content for the additional exercises was adapted from even-numbered exercises from the following text (Note:  depending on when you purchased this course, this text may or may not be the correct edition required for this course - review the Textbooks section of this syllabus to confirm which textbooks are required for purchase)

Kuehn and Jorwic. (2017). ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach, 2017. Chicago, IL: AHIMA Press.



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