Oncology Service Line



This module covers the root operations: excision, resection, destruction, occlusion, inspection and the treatments: chemo and radiation therapy and immunotherapy and bone marrow transplants. A thorough explanation of the PCS coding guidelines regarding biopsies and inspections is provided.


•Differentiate between the root operations Excision and Resection in relation to malignancy coding.
•Apply the multiple procedure coding guidelines to neoplasm surgery coding.
•Distinguish immunotherapy from chemotherapy.
•Match chemotherapy routes of administration to their corresponding body parts in PCS.
•Identify the section and root operation for transfusion and bone marrow transplant procedures.
•Determine when to use codes from the Medical and Surgical section to report brachytherapy-related services.
•Identify modality qualifiers for stereotactic radiosurgery.
•Apply ICD-10-PCS coding principles and 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 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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