ICD-10 Coding Basics

YouTube Video Slideshow Presentation:

ICD-10 Coding Basics


Are you ready to transition to ICD-10 on October 1, 2014? 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

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

For More Information:

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

For more information, please visit the ICD-10 website