Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Service Line



This module covers procedures performed on the skin, subcutaneous tissue, fascia, and breast. This module includes four lessons. In lesson 1, the anatomy and function of structures pertinent to these parts of the body is discussed. This paves the way for discussion of procedures and coding guidelines for procedures performed on the skin, subcutaneous tissue, fascia, and breast in lessons 2 and 3 with special emphasis on excisional and nonexcisional debridement, breast biopsies, mastectomies, and breast reconstruction. Lesson 4 provides coding practice.

Upon purchase, you will have a 6-month subscription to this module. This will allow you the opportunity to complete and review as often as you like for 6 months.

Haugen Academy is working to update this module to ensure compliance with official coding advice for FY2018. You are able to view this module in its entirety but understand that the coding updates for October 1st, 2017 are still being processed.
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•Identify the layers of the skin.
•Label a diagram of the integumentary system.
•Identify PCS Body Systems and their related Body Parts.
•Choose the body part for procedures performed on overlapping layers.
•Match common skin repair procedures to their PCS root operations.
•Select the root operations for excisional and non-excisional debridement.
•Identify the device values for various types of subcutaneous implants.
•Determine when to use the root operations Excision and Drainage for breast biopsies.
•Select the appropriate root operations for breast implant and tissue expander procedures.
•Identify the root operations for sentinel node identification.
•Apply ICD-10-PCS coding principles and the knowledge to assign codes.
•Given a procedure or operative report, assign ICD-10-PCS codes.

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.

Technical Requirements

Recommended operating systems:
Window 7 or higher
Mac OS 10.7 or higher

Supported Browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or greater
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or greater
Google Chrome 2.0 or greater
Apple Safari 2.0 or greater

DSL or better
Recommended internet connection speed 500 or higher kbps

Additional Software:
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash Player
Current version of Java

Sound: (all modules are fully narrated)
Computer speakers or headset

Printer access to print CEU certifications


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