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ICD-10 Coding Basics

YouTube Video Slideshow Presentation:

ICD-10 Coding Basics


Since this video was published, HHS has issued a rule finalizing October 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10.

In this MLN Connects™ video on the CMS YouTube Channel, Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) provides a basic introduction to ICD-10 coding.

  • Similarities and differences from ICD-9
  • ICD-10 code structure
  • Coding process and examples
    • 7th Character
    • Placeholder "x"
    • Excludes notes
    • Unspecified codes
    • External cause codes

Run time: 26 mins. 23 sec.

Target Audience:

Medical coders, physicians, physician office staff, nurses and other non-physician practitioners, provider billing staff, health records staff, vendors, educators, system maintainers, laboratories, and all Medicare FFS providers

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For More Information:

Slides from the ICD-10 Coding Basics video [PDF, 295KB]

Written transcript from the ICD-10 Coding Basics video [PDF, 104KB]

For more information, please visit the ICD-10 website