Class Description ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Course


GED or High School Diploma

Attendance in a Medical Terminology Anatomy/Physiology Course

Attendance in the Professional Medical Coder CPC Preparation Course or being CPC Certified through the AAPC

(Exceptions are made for Physicians and Medical Office Managers who require this class)


ICD-10CM Diagnosis Coding Course

This course utilizes the American Medical Association (AMA) ICD-10-CM Coding Workbook second edition by Deborah Grider. During this course students will learn to utilize the coding reference book ICD-10-CM, to code using the new ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes.

Implementation date for ICD-10-CM has been set by the U S Congress for October 1, 2015. All coders will need to prepare to use both ICD-9-CM Diagnosis codes for certain payers and the new ICD-10-CM Diagnosis codes for most other payers. Certified Coders will be required to pass the AAPC’s proficiency test to retain certification by December 31, 2015.


The student will be able to look up the appropriate diagnosis code in the ICD-10-CM Coding Book for Physicians, understand and apply the guidelines for use of these codes. As part of this curriculum the student will also learn the skills needed to pass the AAPC ICD-10-CM Proficiency Test.

Clock Hours

Classroom Hours 93

Outside Hours 51

Total Hours 144

Textbooks are included in the course Fee
Program Cost if enrolled in the Program is $495.00
Cost taken separately as a CEU Class $695.00

AAPC Fees are a separate cost
AAPC Proficiency Testing fee $60.00 paid to the AAPC

Online courses start at the beginning of each month for live classes see the Calendar


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