Congenital Anomalies




This module will present an overview of chapter-specific coding guidelines and helpful tips for proper code selection for congenital conditions.  Throughout this module, the discussion will cover common congenital anomalies,also known as birth defects, which are a leading cause of infant mortality or long-term disabilities in the United States. The learner will discover that congenital anomalies or malformations can affect almost every body organ or system.


•Recognize code categories in Chapter 17 and identify features found in ICD-10-CM.
•Assign specific congenital anomaly codes, including age-appropriate reporting.
•Review important coding guidelines for proper sequencing and multiple code assignment.
•Recognize the number of chromosomes in the human species – and determine why chromosomal issues are important to certain conditions or syndromes.
•Define normal and abnormal development of the neural tube.
•Assign a code for Arnold-Chiari syndrome with spina bifida.
•Identify differences between coding for congenital and acquired eye conditions.
•Identify the conditions that make up Tetralogy of Fallot
•Differentiate between patent ductus arteriosus and patent foramen ovale.
• Assign codes for cleft palate and cleft lip conditions.
•Assign a code for Meckel’s diverticulum.
•Differentiate between hypospadias and epispadias.
•Identify the manifestations of Marfan’s syndrome.
•Determine when to assign a code for fetal alcohol syndrome.
•Assign a code for Down syndrome.
•Apply ICD-10-CM codes, coding principles and guidelines to selected clinical scenarios involving congenital anomalies when given a diagnostic statement or case study.

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 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.

Technical Requirments

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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