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Coding for ICD-10-CM: More of the Basics

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Coding for ICD-10-CM: More of the Basics


In this MLN Connects™ video, Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Nelly Leon-Chisen from the American Hospital Association (AHA) provide a basic introduction to ICD-10-CM coding. The objective of this video is to enhance viewers’ understanding of the characteristics and unique features of ICD-10-CM, as well as similarities and differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM.

  • How to assign a diagnosis code using ICD-10-CM
  • ICD-10-CM code structure
  • Coding process and examples: Combination codes, 7th character, placeholder “x,” excludes notes, unspecified codes, external cause codes
  • Resources for coders

Run time: 36 minutes: 28 seconds.

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 Fee-For-Service providers.


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For More Information:

For more information, please visit the ICD-10 website.