Signs and Symptoms

(6 customer reviews)



This course provides an overview of the codes in ICD-10-CM Chapter 18 for symptoms, signs and other atypical findings on clinical tests. This course reviews codeable documentation and the guidelines for coding signs and symptoms.


Lesson 1: Chapter Overview and Guidelines

  • Identify the difference between a sign and a symptom
  • Determine appropriateness of coding signs and symptoms

Lesson 2: Specific Body Systems

  • Identify the types of abdominal pain that have specific codes in ICD-10-CM
  • Utilize the Glasgow coma scale to assign coma scale codes

Lesson 3: General Codes and Ill-Defined Conditions

  • State the minimum number of codes needed to report severe sepsis
  • Identify various types of codes available for coding abnormal laboratory findings in specimens

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.
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6 reviews for Signs and Symptoms

  1. Tatyana K.

    Excellent presentation with sufficient practice exercises.

  2. Belinda R.

  3. Sharon B.

    Excellent learning tool. It helps to learn the material covered in class.

  4. Robert S.

    This was a challenging module

  5. Patricia T.

  6. Brenda K.

    Thanks for great review of SIRS, sepsis, and severe sepsis. So very helpful!

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