CM: Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue




This module provides a review of the function and structure of the musculoskeletal system, as well as common terminology related to it. This module discusses the skeletal system, joints and ligaments, and muscular system. A review of common diseases and disorders related to the musculoskeletal system such as osteoporosis and pathologic fractures, tendinitis and tenosynovitis, and osteoarthritis are also discussed.


•Define skeletal regions – upper, lower, trunk and spine.
•Discuss bones vs. joints and the coding differences to remember.
•Classify muscles, ligaments, bursae and tendons.
•Review common musculoskeletal joint disorders dealing with ligaments and tendons.
•Differentiate between bone disorders.
•Discuss post procedure complications.
•Given a diagnostic statement or case study, assign ICD-10-CM 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 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 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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