ICD-10 Transition

16 In Classroom Hours

General Information:

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Course Description:

On October 1, 2014, the coding system will transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10-CM/PCS.  The structure of the new code sets is radically different from the current codes in use today.  ICD-10 implementation will impact virtually all processes, technology and people within a health care enterprise.  Be ready for the transition to the ICD-10-CM with this ICD 10 Transition course.  This course will provide an introduction to ICD-10-CM coding and help you translate your knowledge of ICD-9-CM coding to the new code set. Through the use of expert developed learning modules, in-course activities, and case studies, you will learn everything you need to know to make the transition to ICD 10.  Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, which will enable you to prove your ICD-10-CM proficiency to employers.  You will also be eligible to receive 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Recommended Prerequisites:  High School Graduate or GED holder.

Course Exam:

Students will complete a cumulative course exam that includes all course content.

Topics Covered:

  1. Describe the purpose of coding.
  2. Describe the organization and structure of the ICD-10-CM.
  3. Explain the purpose of the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.
  4. Identify the four sections of the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.
  5. Interpret instructional notes and conventions used in the ICD-10-CM codebook.
  6. Explain how chapter-specific guidelines affect coding decisions.
  7. Apply chapter-specific guidelines correctly when coding.
  8. Explain the purpose of ICD-10-PCS and how it is used.
  9. Identify the medical and surgical codes used in the ICD-10-PCS.
  10. Code procedures in the ICD-10-PCS.



  1. Introduction to Coding and Coding Professions
  2. An Overview of ICD-10-CM
  3. ICD-10-CM Coding Conventions
  4. Steps in Diagnostic Code Selection
  5. Diagnostic Coding Guidelines
  6. ICD-10-CM by Body System Part I
  7. ICD-10-CM by Body System Part II
  8. ICD-10-CM by Body System Part III
  9. ICD-10-CM by Body System Part IV
  10. ICD-10-CM by Body System Part V
  11. Introduction to ICD-10-PCS
  12. ICD-10-PCS - Medical and Surgical Section
  13. ICD-10-PCS - Obstetrics Section
  14. ICD-10-PCS – Placement
  15. ICD-10-PCS – Administration
  16. ICD-10-PCS - Measurement and Monitoring Section
  17. ICD-10-PCS - Extracorporeal Assistance and Performance/Extracorporeal Therapies Sections
  18. ICD-10-PCS - Osteopathic, Other Procedures, and Chiropractic Sections
  19. ICD-10-PCS - Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Oncology Sections
  20. ICD-10-PCS - Physical Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Audiology Section
  21. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment


Instructional Strategies:

  • Instructor-led
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Computer Lab Activities
  • Simulation
  • Interactive Student Activities

Methods of Evaluation:

  • Quizzes & Exams
  • Written Assignments
  • Learner-Centered Activities

Instructor Biography:

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Grading System:

Student must pass all quizzes, exams, and national exam (if applicable) at a passing rate to be eligible for a Certificate of Training Completion. If an internship is included in your course you will be required to complete the internship prior to receiving a Certificate of Training Completion.


Students are expected to arrive on time and participate in course discussions. Successful completion of the course of study recommends 100% attendance. If during the course period the student’s attendance level drops below 80%, they will be encouraged and given the opportunity to attend the next scheduled class for the course they enrolled in. Should materials change, student is responsible for all additional cost.

Payment Plan Policy:

Students may withdraw from the program for any reason up to 1 week prior to the start of program. In this case, the student’s payment plan agreement shall be rescinded. If the payment plan has begun a non-refundable administrative fee of $25.00 will be assessed and remaining funds will be returned to payer in check form by mail.

No Refund Policy:

No refund for course, once the first class has been concluded. If extenuating circumstances exist, case by case situations will be reviewed by ProTrain. If refund is issued, refunded amount will be dependent upon books being returned in excellent condition (i.e. no writing, missing pages; ripped or damage to pages and/or binding).

Re-Admission Policy:

Any student who has dropped out of the program, or has been suspended from the program for nonattendance may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the director of education and paying any applicable fees at the time of readmission. Students who were terminated due to conduct issues are not eligible to be readmitted.

Policy on Student Conduct:

Appropriate Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and professional manner. Any student not conducting themselves in an orderly and professional manner, which includes use of drugs and alcohol during school hours, dishonesty, disrupting classes, use of profanity, excessive tardiness, insubordination, violation of safety rules, improper usage of lab or classroom computers, or not abiding by the school rules will lead to either probation or dismissal from classes.

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