ICD-10-CM Essentials Course

Medical Coding ICD-10-CM Basics

Course Summary

This course will discuss the basics of ICD-10-CM coding as well as provide a chapter-by-chapter look at codes and guidelines. This can be used as a refresher for coders that want to strengthen their skills in ICD-10-CM coding, or to further develop the skills of healthcare professionals!
Included are 2.5 hours of slides with instructor video that include demonstrations of how to utilize the ICD-10-CM code book, as well as some animated clips to tie into the material. CEUs are approved through 4/30/24 and course must be completed prior to that date to receive the AAPC CEUs.

What you’ll learn:

    • How to look up and verify an ICD-10-CM code
      Guidelines that apply to all 22 chapters of ICD-10-CM
      Sequencing guidelines for medical diagnoses

Who this course is for:
Medical coders who want to strengthen their ICD-10-CM skillset
Healthcare providers who want to learn how to code medical diagnoses
Job seekers looking to get their feet wet in medical coding
Anyone interested in learning diagnosis based medical coding

The course is approved for 2.5 AAPC CEUs for all core credentials and all specialties except CIRCC and CPMS. ICD-10-CM Manual not included. It is strongly encouraged to have a current year ICD-10-CM manual for this course. A free pdf copy of the ICD-10-CM coding manual can be downloaded at the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/icd/icd10cm.htm.

Note: This course is included in the Risk Adjustment Coding Course and does not need to be purchased separately.


What are the prerequisites for this course? Medical Terminology is recommended for this course.

How long will I have access to the course? We do not have course expiration dates, meaning you will have access for as long as needed. We do not like to use terms like "unlimited" and "lifetime" as we may eventually need to change software vendors or management systems, but you will have access for a minimum of one year.

Are books included? This is an online course with no physical products included.

What is your refund policy? Refunds will be considered if the student/user accessed less than 10% of the online course AND the student/user requests a refund, in writing via email within three business days from the date of the registration (email notification sent). The refunded amount will include a deduction for transaction fees that were incurred.

Course Curriculum

Victoria Moll

Victoria Moll, CPC, COC, CPMA, CRC, CPFC, CPRC, AAPC Approved Instructor, Fellow has over 15 years of experience in Professional Medical Coding and is passionate about providing engaging and cost-effective education. She has multi-specialty experience in professional coding, auditing, and risk adjustment coding. Victoria has published numerous articles on coding and billing best practices and has spoken at several local, regional, and national events, including HEALTHCON, the national business of healthcare expo. She has been featured on multiple podcasts and has her own dynamic YouTube Channel filled with free coding tips and tricks. Victoria served on the AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors for years 2020-2022.

I am brand new to ICD-10-CM coding. Now, before taking this course I had tried patient scenario coding and learning by jumping into the deep end of the pool. I did learn quite a bit. Still a novice I jumped into this course. I did well and I have to say, I learned a lot! When I made a mistake and I could finally see the answer it was not only correct codes that were given but the rationale of where to start and how to look them up. THAT is the learning part of this and I love it. I don't want to be spoon fed the answer because you really don't learn by just that.
So, for me, prioritizing/sequencing the codes was what I needed to learn.
Multiple codes and additional characters were also what I learned more about in this course.
So, basically what I learned in this course has added awareness to my new skill set. When coding, I know to ask myself the right questions about what I'm doing.
I still have a long way to go but this was a big step!
Hope there are more tutorials to come Victoria.

It’s so easy to follow along with the lecture. I’ve learned so much about the basics of ICD 10 CM.

Course Pricing



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Huseina Hassanalli Hassanalli


This course helped me understand ICD guidelines in a much clearer way and gave me an insight on what I need to practice more to better master the ICD-10 coding system. Thanks Victoria

7 months ago
Joni Butler

Great Refresher course

This course helped me a lot.

1 year ago


I Passed the CPC Exam on 12/21! This is a great review of the basics and other essentials that I missed when I was just studying to pass the test. Everything is starting to come together! Thank you Victoria.

2 years ago
Kristy Parker

Great Refresher

I needed a refresher on guidelines I don't typically use. This was great in helping explain a few issues I was having with diabetes and cardiac diagnoses.

2 years ago
Latanya Childress

More instructions

I was looking for more in depth assistance with help finding the term. And more of explaining locating the correct code and not just reading from the script.

2 years ago

ICD 10 CM Essentials

This course made it so much easier for me to understand how to read and understand the guidelines. Thank you Victoria

2 years ago
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