CM: Diseases of the Respiratory System




This module provides a basic understanding of anatomical structures and the purpose of the respiratory system. It begins with an overview of the respiratory system and respiratory diseases. The module provides the opportunity for the learners to apply ICD-10 codes and includes practice coding sessions using clinical case studies. Topics include obstructive lung disease, asthma, acute respiratory failure, and pneumonia types including ventilator associated pleural effusion.


•Identify the anatomical structures of the respiratory system.
•Differentiate between the upper and lower respiratory systems.
•Explain the function of the respiratory system.
•Determine when to code tobacco-related conditions with respiratory conditions.
•Interpret diagnostic statements for influenza and apply coding guidelines to assign codes.
•Differentiate between ventilator-assisted pneumonia an other types of pneumonia in vented patients.
•Determine when to code COPD and asthma separately.
•Differentiate between causes of hypoxic and hypercapneic respiratory failure.
•Apply ICD-10-CM coding principles and guidelines to selected respiratory diseases.
•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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