ICD-10 AM/ACHI/ACS Transition Course From 6th to 10th Edition

The course describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake coding of moderately complex discharge summaries, medical reports and medical records including the selection of the primary diagnosis and sequencing of other diagnoses for coding using ICD-10-AM, ACHI, and ACS 10th Edition.

Course Objectives

After completing the transition program in clinical coding ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS 6th edition to 10th Edition, clinical coders will have the necessary knowledge and practice experience to code inpatients using the ICD-10-AM, ACHI, and ACS 10th edition as mandated (Saudi Health Council), 1st January 2020.
  • Develop understanding of both major and minor changes to the Coding standards between 6th and 10th editions.
  • Establish the appropriate level of detail of clinical data required to meet standards and complete the process of assigning codes within appropriate timeframes
  • Evaluate the relevance of other health conditions and factors affecting the patient to establish principal and additional diagnoses
  • Accurately apply general and specialty specific clinical standards to support coding accuracy, productivity and consistency increasing best quality outcomes for clinical coding and value-based patient care including hospital resources management (health funds etc.) by maximising the value of health information within the hospital and external to the hospital.
  • Apply any Kingdom of Saudi Arabia national coding standards and regulations where appropriate to ensure correct assignment of codes
  • Record data clearly, accurately, and completely
  • Complete a range of exercises to a high degree of accuracy
  • Demonstrate compliance with Clinical Coding professional ethics requirements
  • Utilize international and national resources where appropriate to assist in making coding decisions
  • Maintain and update own knowledge and skills to ensure amendments and changes in evidence-based medicine/clinical knowledge is addressed as required
  • Maintain confidentiality of medical records and patient information at all times

Course Pre-Requisites

Enrolment in the fast-track Coder transition (40 Hour) program requires a:
  • Demonstrated High Level of English Comprehension and literacy
  • Previous Medical Terminology experience (MT)
  • Minimum Intermediate/Moderate Complexity Clinical Coding ICD10-AM prior training (HIMAA, SCFHS) +/- 3 years’ practical experience at an acute care hospital using ICD-10-AM, ACHI, and ACS (previous editions)
  • Tertiary Hospital experienced preferred
Enrolment in the Coder transition (60 Hour) program requires a:
  • Demonstrated High Level of English Comprehension and literacy
  • Previous Medical Terminology experience (MT)
  • Minimum Intermediate/Moderate Complexity Clinical Coding ICD10-AM prior training (HIMAA, SCFHS) +/- 3 years’ practical experience at an acute care hospital using ICD-10-AM, ACHI, and ACS (previous editions)

Course Modules

  • General Standards for Diseases - Major and Minor Changes
  • General Standards for Interventions – Major and Minor Changes
  • Chapter 22 Special purpose codes
  • Appendix A Standards for ethical conduct in clinical coding
  • Appendix B Clinical Coders Creed
  • Refresh and Review ACS010

  • Chapters 1 Coding infectious and parasitic disease
  • Chapter 18 Signs and symptoms
  • Chapter 21 Factors affecting health status
  • Chapter 2 Neoplasms

  • Chapter 3 Diseases of the blood and immune mechanism
  • Chapter 4 Diseases of endocrine, nutritional and metabolic system
  • Chapter 5 Mental and behavioral disorders

  • Chapter 6 Diseases of the nervous system
  • Chapter 7 Diseases of the eyes and adnexa
  • Chapter 8 Diseases of the ear and mastoid

  • Chapter 9 Diseases of the circulatory system
  • Chapter 10 Diseases of respiratory system

  • Chapter 11 Diseases of the digestive system
  • Chapter 12 Skin and subcutaneous tissue

  • Chapter 13 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
  • Chapter 14 Diseases of the genitourinary system and male reproductive

  • Chapter 15 Pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium
  • Chapter 16 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
  • Chapter 17 Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal

  • Chapter 19/20 Injuries, Poisoning and external causes of trauma

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Method of Delivery

Face to face training for hospitals.

Virtual training environment for hospitals and individuals.

Mixed environment between Face to face and virtual.

Course Material

The course will be delivered as daily training sessions including PowerPoint presentations and exercises per module.

Trainees will be provided with a workbook as their guide and future reference.

Exercises is to be answered by trainees on their own time and discussed together on class as feedback and Q&A.

Timing of Delivery

During work hours (Suitable for hospitals)

After work hours. (Suitable for individuals)