This course presents an overview of codes that report accidents, assaults, and other external causes of injuries and illness. This course covers VWXY codes, structure and format of Chapter 20 codes, and the opportunity to apply these codes to case scenarios.


Lesson 1: Medical Terminology and Anatomy Related to Trauma

  • Differentiate between body planes
  • Identify the different parts of a long bone
  • Identify certain fractures as open vs. closed or displaced vs. nondisplaced

Lesson 2: General Code Format and Conventions

  • Select the 7th character of episode of care for individual case scenarios
  • Identify the first character of codes for injuries of specific body parts

Lesson 3: ICD-10-CM Coding for Trauma

  • Apply category-specific seventh character extensions to fracture codes
  • Explain the difference between burns and corrosions in the ICD-10-CM classification

Lesson 4: ICD-10-CM Coding for Poisonings, Adverse Effects, and Underdosings

  • Identify whether a patient had a poisoning, adverse effect, or underdosing based on the sixth character
  • Describe when an underdosing code is used

Target Audience

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

CE Credits

This program has been approved for 1 continuing education unit 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 1 continuing education hour. 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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3 reviews for Injury, Poisoning, and Other External Causes (Trauma)

  1. Heather O.

    I really enjoy having the Haugen Group be a training guide. They are easy to understand and engaging to follow.

  2. Dianna R.

    Great refresher for coders

  3. Michael R.

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