This course presents the fundamentals necessary to apply codes for cardiac and vascular diagnoses. This course is comprised of four lessons that will provide an overview of the circulatory system; ICD-10 coding in the circulatory system; cardiac and vascular diseases; and finally, ICD-10-CM coding practice.


Lesson 1: Overview of the circulatory system

  • Trace the pathway of blood through the heart
  • Identify the major branches and distribution of coronary arteries
  • Identify a coronary artery bypass graft as autologous, nonautologous, or synthetic
  • Differentiate between cerebral and precerebral arteries

Lesson 2: ICD-10-CM coding in the circulatory system

  • Select two important coding concepts for circulatory coding in ICD-10-CM
  • Differentiate between Excludes1 and Excludes2 notes in ICD-10-CM

Lesson 3: Cardiac and vascular diseases

  • Review ICD-10-CM coding of select cardiac and vascular diseases
  • Select the appropriate codes for previous and subsequent acute myocardial infarction based on coding guidelines
  • Indicate the documentation elements that must be present in order to fully report a CVA

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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