This course provides a review of the function and structure of the GI tract, as well as related terminology. Learners will review the cells and layers through the digestive system, as well as discuss common diseases and disorders in this system. Topics such as ulcers, infective conditions, Crohn’s disease, obstruction, and volvulus are covered.


Lesson 1: Anatomy and Function of the Digestive System and Chapter 11 Structure and Format

  • Identify different regions of the small and large intestines
  • Differentiate between organs within the peritoneal and retroperitoneal cavities
  • Identify code blocks for ICD-10-CM digestive system diagnoses
  • Complication coding in ICD-10-CM

Lesson 2: Diseases of the Upper GI System and Hernias

  • Differentiate between different types of peptic ulcers
  • Identify locations of hernias on an anatomical diagram

Lesson 3: Diseases of the Intestines, Peritoneum, and Retroperitoneum

  • Crohn’s disease coding in ICD-10-CM
  • Differentiate between various codes for colon polyps

Lesson 4: Diseases of the Hepatobiliary System

  • Identify different levels of liver disease
  • Differentiate between cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis

Lesson 5: GI Complications

  • Distinguish between intraoperative and postprocedural complications
  • Determine when to assign codes for hematemesis, melena, and other GI hemorrhage

Target Audience

  • Facility Coders (inpatient/outpatient)
  • Professional Fee Coders
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement Professionals
  • Students

CE Credits

This program has been approved for 2 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

This program has the prior approval of the American Academy for Professional Coders (AAPC) for 2 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Purchasing Details

  • Upon purchase, you will have a 6-month subscription to this course. This will allow you the opportunity to complete and review as often as you like for 6 months.
  • Courses are accessed through www.haugenacademy.com.
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