ICD-10 Courses and Code Set Databases

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Daniel W. Turner,
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ICD10 CodeLink Database

Download an Excel file with all 2016 ICD-10-CM Data Files, Guidelines, and More...

Indexes, Tabular and GEM files are hyperlinked for fast code lookup!

CEU Approved Online Courses

AMBA CEU Approved

AMBA CEU Approved

ICD10 PCSLink Database

Download an Excel file with all 2016 ICD-10-PCS Data Files, Guidelines, and More...

Indexes, Tables and GEM files are hyperlinked for fast code lookup!

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October 1, 2015 has passed! The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) is the diagnosis code set that has replaced ICD-9-CM Volumes 1 and 2. The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) has replaced ICD-9-CM Volume 3 for reporting hospital procedures.

This migration from ICD-9-CM to the current ICD-10-CM and PCS classification systems represents one of the greatest changes in healthcare information in many years.

ICD-10 will impact every system, process and transaction that contains or uses a code. It is mandatory that healthcare providers, medical coders, billers and others use the current ICD-10-CM and PCS codes for reimbursement and quality of care initiatives. ICD-10 provides detail where none existed before. This expansion means improved data for use in assessing patient severity, the quality of care received, and patient outcomes.

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ICD10 CodeLink Database
The purpose of the ICD10 CodeLink Database is to provide healthcare professionals and students with a convenient, efficient and inexpensive coding tool with reference documents for guidance and learning as well as templates for ICD-10-CM implementation.

Physicians, medical coders and billers, medical office managers, coding instructors, students and many others in the healthcare industry will benefit from having the ICD10 CodeLink Database on their computer.

At the core of ICD-10 are the codes themselves and the expanded scope from ICD-9-CM.
The ICD-10-CM data files are available from the CMS (Centers for Medicare Services) website. The NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) website offers the code set also. Printed code books and online code lookup websites contain the information as well.

It is a reasonable expectation that the ICD-10 data sources are efficient and economical to use and also, that they contain complete and correct information!

Unfortunately, this is not the case…

  • The ICD-10 data files from CMS are difficult to navigate, are inefficient and time-consuming when searching for information.
  • Multiple files or books are needed to access information across the 2 classification systems.
  • GEM (General Equivalency Mapping) files need to be incorporated into a database to be useful.

Online code lookup websites often display codes only and do not contain critical additional information necessary for correct code selection.

There needs to be an efficient ICD-10 resource as healthcare professionals begin to adapt to the new classification system.

The ICD10 CodeLink Database compiles the numerous disjointed data files into one source. Having easy access to all the data files allows for correct and efficient interaction with ICD-10-CM classification system.

The source documents for the ICD10 CodeLink Database are from the CMS and NCHS websites:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm#10update and
http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD9ProviderDiagnosticCodes/codes.html

The ICD10 CodeLink database contains the ICD-10-CM and General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files for 2016.

  • Alphabetic Index
  • External Causes Index
  • Neoplasm Table
  • Table of Drugs and Chemicals
  • Tabular List of ICD-10 Chapters
  • GEM files (both 'backward' and 'forward' mapping) with complete code descriptions.
  • ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
  • GEM Guidelines

Benefits of the ICD10 CodeLink Database...
By compiling all the data files into a spreadsheet database, grouping Index main terms and employing hyperlinks, ICD-10-CM code lookup and search time is greatly reduced.

Complete code information is accessed in seconds!

* The ICD10 CodeLink database was created using Excel 2010 for PC and is in binary format (.xlsb) *
** Excel 2007+ is needed to download and view this spreadsheet version of the code set **
** MAC users should download the Sample Database as a test for compatibility with Excel for MAC **

The ICD10 CodeLink Database is easy to navigate...

  • Click on the + sign to the left of Index entries to expand the group
  • Click on the - sign to the left of Index main terms (or the solid line) to collapse the group
  • Click on underlined blue codes to hyperlink or 'jump' to a specific code destination
  • Use worksheet navigation arrows in the bottom-left hand corner of the Excel window to move to a specific worksheet
  • Press the 'Home' key to go to the top of a worksheet

Download a sample of the ICD10 CodeLink Database...
A sample of the database is available for download, containing the Neoplasm Table, Chapter 2, Neoplasms and associated GEM files.

View a Demo...
View a short demo which shows the ICD10 CodeLink Database in action. Click the video to begin play, then click the cogwheel icon at the bottom right and change quality to 480p or 720p for better/best resolution. Move the slider back to the beginning for the change in resolution to take effect, then view video full screen.

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ICD10 PCSLink Database
The purpose of the ICD10 PCSLink Database is to provide healthcare professionals and students with a convenient, efficient and inexpensive coding tool with reference documents for guidance and learning for ICD-10-PCS implementation.

Physicians, medical coders and billers, medical office managers, coding instructors, students and many others in the healthcare industry will benefit from having the ICD10 PCSLink Database on their computer.

This Excel database is a compilation of ICD-10-Procedure Classification System (PCS) Indexes, Tables and GEM files for 2016, hyperlinked for fast code lookup. Having easy access to all the data files allows for correct and efficient interaction with ICD-10-PCS classification system.

The source documents for the database are from the CMS website:
http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10 and
http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD9ProviderDiagnosticCodes/codes.html

Benefits of the ICD10 PCSLink Database...
By compiling all the data files into a spreadsheet database, grouping Index main terms and employing hyperlinks, ICD-10-PCS code lookup and search time is greatly reduced.

Complete code information is accessed in seconds!

* The ICD10 PCSLink database was created using Excel 2010 for PC and is in binary format (.xlsb) *
** Excel 2007+ is needed to download and view this spreadsheet version of the code set **
*** MAC users should download the Sample Database as a test for compatibility with Excel for MAC ***

The ICD10 PCSLink Database is easy to navigate...

  • Click on the + sign to the left of Index entries to expand the group
  • Click on the - sign to the left of Index main terms (or the solid line) to collapse the group
  • Click on underlined blue codes to hyperlink or 'jump' to a specific code destination
  • Use worksheet navigation arrows in the bottom-left hand corner of the Excel window to move to a specific worksheet
  • Press the 'Home' key to go to the top of a worksheet

Download a sample of the ICD10 PCSLink Database...
A sample of the database is available for download, containing the ICD-10-PCS Section H, Substance Abuse Treatment, and associated GEM files.

View a Demo...
View a short demo which shows the ICD10 PCSLink Database in action. Click the video to begin play, then click the cogwheel icon at the bottom right and change quality to 480p or 720p for better/best resolution. Move the slider back to the beginning for the change in resolution to take effect, then view video full screen.

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CEU Approved Online Courses

Understanding ICD-10-CM and GEMS

Course Contents:

Lesson 1: Understanding ICD-10-CM
    About ICD-10-CM
    Benefits of ICD-10-CM
           Specificity in ICD-10-CM
           Examples of ICD-10-CM Specificity
           ICD-10-CM Impact on Coding and Documentation
           Documentation Requirements

    ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
    ICD-10-CM Organization
           ICD-10-CM Code Format
           Alphabetic Index
           Alphabetic Index Conventions
           Tabular List
           Tabular List Conventions

    General Coding Guidelines
    ICD-10-CM Coding - Important Points
    Locating a Code in ICD-10-CM

           Step-By-Step Coding Examples
    ICD-10-CM Learning Activities
    ICD-10-CM Practice Questions

Lesson 2: Understanding General Equivalence Mapping (GEM)
    About GEM
    Understanding GEM
           GEM Terms
   Diagnosis Codes and Differences in Classification
   Who Can Use The General Equivalence Mappings?
   Use The GEMs When...
   Format of GEM
   Types of Matches in GEM
   Types of Entries in GEM
           Single Entry
           Combination Entry

   GEM Attributes
           The Approximate Flag
           The No Map Flag
           The Combination Flag

   GEM Learning Activity
   GEM Practice Questions

Video Presentations - ICD-10-CM Examples with GEM Analysis
Graded Quiz - Understanding ICD-10-CM and GEM

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Understanding ICD-10-PCS and GEMS

Course Contents:

Lesson 1: Understanding ICD-10-PCS
    About ICD-10-PCS
    ICD-10-PCS Organization and Structure
           Characters
           Values

           Code structure
           Sections

           Index
           Tables

           List of Codes

    ICD-10-PCS Design
           Multiaxial structure
           Completeness
           Unique Definitions
           Expandability
           Structural Integrity

    ICD-10-PCS Additional Characteristics
           Standardized Terminology
           No Eponyms or Common Procedure Names
           No Combination Codes
           Standardized Level of Specificity
           Diagnosis Information Excluded
           NOS Code Options Restricted
           Limited NEC Code Options
           Code Readability

    Procedures in the Medical and Surgical Section
           Root Operation Groups
           Approaches

    Procedures in the Medical and Surgical-related Sections
           Obstetrics—Section 1
           Placement—Section 2
           Administration—Section 3
           Measurement and Monitoring—Section 4
           Extracorporeal Assistance and Performance—Section 5
           Extracorporeal Therapies—Section 6
           Osteopathic—Section 7
           Other Procedures—Section 8
           Chiropractic—Section 9

    Procedures in the Ancillary Sections
           Imaging—Section B
           Nuclear Medicine—Section C
           Radiation Oncology—Section D
           Physical Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Audiology—Section F
           Mental Health—Section G
           Substance Abuse Treatment—Section H

    General Coding Guidelines
    ICD-10-PCS Coding - Important Points
    Locating a Code in ICD-10-PCS
            Step-By-Step Coding Examples
    ICD-10-PCS Learning Activity
    ICD-10-PCS Practice Questions

Lesson 2: Understanding General Equivalence Mapping (GEM)
    About GEM
    Understanding GEM
           GEM Terms
    Procedure Codes and Differences in Classification
           Procedure Codes and Differences in Structure
           Procedure Codes and Levels of Specificity
           Procedure Codes and Approach
           Procedure Codes in Combination I-9 to PCS
           Procedure Codes in Combination PCS to I-9

    Format of GEM
    Types of Entries in GEM
           Single Entry
           Combination Entry

    GEM Attributes
           The Approximate Flag
           The No Map Flag
           The Combination Flag

    GEM Learning Activity
    GEM Practice Questions

Video Presentations - ICD-10-PCS Examples with GEM Analysis
Graded Quiz - Understanding ICD-10-PCS and GEM

    AMBA CEU Approved

The ICD10 CodeLink Online courses have been granted prior approval by the American Association of Professional Coders and the American Medical Billing Association for 3 continuing education units each.

Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC or AMBA of the program content or the program sponsor.

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The codes in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS are reportable beginning Oct. 1, 2015.

These programs are intended for personal use only.

Comments may be directed to Daniel W. Turner, CPC, CEMC, CPEDC, Certified ICD10 Analyst.
CLICK HERE to email Daniel (daniel@icd10codelink.com).

About Mr. Turner
Mr. Daniel W. Turner has been in the healthcare industry for over 25 years in Santa Rosa, CA.  He has been a certified professional coder since 2000. He has been a community college coding instructor and hospital data analyst. His clinical experience includes X-ray technician and an 8-year career as a radiation therapist. Currently, Mr. Turner creates custom databases for physicians and legal nurse consultants.

 

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