CDIP: Domain 1 - Clinical Coding

Online Education Courses

This four-lesson course covers the topic of clinical coding practice, including ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Level II codes. Coding guidelines and conventions are reviewed, along with the various prospective payment systems utilized in today’s healthcare environment.


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

  • Review the importance of ICD-10-CM official coding guidelines.
  • Review the importance of ICD-10-PCS official coding guidelines.
  • Review the importance of ICD-10-CM/PCS AHA coding clinic references.
  • Review the importance of CPT coding guidelines.
  • Review the importance of AMA CPT assistant guidance.
  • Explain the importance of ICD-10-CM/PCS coding conventions.
  • Explain the importance of CPT coding conventions.
  • Explain the value of encoders.
  • Explain the Prospective Payment System (PPS).
  • Explain the Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC).
  • Explain the Ambulatory Patient Group (APG) Payment System.
  • Explain MS-DRGs, APR-DRGs, and AP-DRGs.
  • Explain the importance of MS-DRGs: Inpatient.
  • Explain the importance of CPT/HCPCS: Outpatient.
  • Explain the importance of Principal Diagnosis Selection.
  • Explain the MCC/CC: Secondary Diagnosis Assignment.

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