ICD-10-CM Certificate Program Exam

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In this four-part certificate program, AAPACN master teacher, Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-MT, CPC, walks through the process for using the ICD-10-CM Manual, from identification of the main term through the final code selection, and review coding and chapter-specific guidelines. You will have the opportunity to enhance your learning and locate correct ICD-10-CM codes throughout this interactive education program.

After passing the associated final examination with a score of 80% or better, you will receive access to a certificate of completion that can be downloaded, printed, and proudly displayed as recognition of your achievement.

For the best learning and most successful testing experiences, we strongly recommend you have a current copy of an ICD-10 manual on-hand. A free version is available on the CMS site, or you may purchase a version of your choosing.

Following completion of this certificate program, you will be able to:

Module 1

  • State the correct process for determining the ICD-10-CM code from the physician’s documented diagnoses
  • State which practitioners can diagnose
  • Explain the process for identifying the “main term” for diagnoses to assist clinicians to locate the basic code in the Alphabetic Index
  • Describe the difference between “Excludes 1” and “Excludes 2” notes

Module 2

  • State the importance of chapter-specific guidelines
  • Successfully identify the ICD-10-CM code for a cancer diagnosis using the Neoplasm table
  • Explain how combination codes are appended for residents who have a specific type of diabetes “with” multiple conditions
  • Report the seventh characters assigned to designate the stages of glaucoma
  • State the coding difference between a COVID-19 positive diagnosis and exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual

Module 3

  • Successfully identify the ICD-10-CM code for a pathological fracture related to osteoporosis
  • Identify one chapter-specific guideline that has a major impact on coding traumatic fractures that have been surgically repaired with a joint replacement
  • Explain steps required to determine a principal diagnosis

Module 4

  • Describe how ICD-10-CM codes impact the therapy and non-therapy ancillary components in PDPM
  • State the MDS item where the facility will document the ICD-10-CM code for the primary diagnosis
  • List at least four documents to review to determine diagnoses for your new SNF resident

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