Prime Time: ICD-10-CM for Primary Care

*** 11.0 AAPC CEUs – A Great Short Topic ***
Updated — 2019 Edition

A self-paced CD-based continuing education course
Preapproved for 11.0 CEUs by AAPC: Core (CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM) and/or CFPC,

“In Alaska, there aren’t a lot of opportunities for continuing education locally. The courses from HealthcareBusinessOffice earn me CEUs without having to travel out of state.”
— D.H., Alaska

Who should take this course? 

  • Physician coding and billing staff

  • Auditors

  • Physician office managers

  • Clinic and hospital coding and billing staff

  • CPC and CPC-H certification holders fulfilling AAPC annual CEU requirements


Prime Time: ICD-10-CM for Primary Care, a self-paced continuing education course on CD, offers comprehensive information on ICD-10 codes commonly used in the primary care specialty..


This course is available in the traditional CD-ROM media, or our exclusive Cloud-CD™ format. With Cloud-CD™ format, your computer won’t need a CD/DVD drive to run the course, but you will need access to the Internet. The image of the CD is stored “in the cloud”, so you can access course content using a browser on your system. Click here for more information on Cloud-CD.


Click here to view sample slides from the course (also requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).


The self-paced nature of the course allows you to work at your own pace. This is also an excellent way to satisfy the continuing education provision of the compliance plan of a physician practice or third party billing firm.


This course has been pre-approved for 11.0 Continuing Education Units from the AAPC. CEUs can be split between Core (CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM) and/or CFPC, CPEDC, CIMC, CEMC, CPCO, CPMA, CDEO specialty. For a reasonable expense, you’ll be able to tune up your knowledge and fulfill a good portion of your annual CEU requirement!


Here’s a sampling of what Prime Time: ICD-10-CM for Primary Care covers:

Chapter 1 – Primary Care

  • Services primary care involves – types of services offered in primary care.

  • Who provides primary care – family practitioners or internist are just two types of physicians that can offer primary care services.

  • Different practices of primary care – different specialty areas may also serve as primary care.

  • The role of the non-primary care provider.

Chapter 2 – Endocrine, Metabolic, and Nutritional

  • Function of the endocrine system.

  • Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and their combination codes

  • Secondary diabetes

  • Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies and codes

  • Thyroid gland and thyroid disorders and codes.

  • Goiter disorders and codes.

Chapter 3 – Hypertension

  • Effects of hypertension on blood vessels.

  • Types of hypertension.

  • Relationship between hypertension and the heart and/or kidney.

  • Secondary hypertension.

Chapter 4 – Eyes and Ears

  • Eye anatomy.

  • Types of eye infections.

  • Ear anatomy.

  • Types of ear infections.

Chapter 5 – Respiratory

  • Influenza and its types.

  • Pneumonia

  • Acute upper respiratory infections.

  • Acute vs. chronic respiratory conditions.

  • Sinus anatomy and sinus conditions.

  • Asthma and its classifications, complications, and documentation.

  • Bronchitis, acute and chronic.

  • Croup and epiglottitis.

Chapter 6 – Mental Health and the Nervous System

  • Types of headaches (e.g. tension, cluster).

  • Defining intractable vs. intractable headaches.

  • Migraine types and their warning symptoms.

  • Common anxieties and their symptoms.

  • ADHD defined and including its classifications.

Chapter 7 – Digestive System

  • Digestive system overview.

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease.

  • Celiac Disease.

  • Crohn’s Disease complications and documentation.

  • Ulcerative colitis and its complications.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome.

  • Hemorrhoids and its degrees.

Chapter 8 – Skin and Nails

  • Skin overview.

  • Acne

  • Rosacea

  • Dermatitis including its causes.

  • Understanding allergic vs. irritation.

  • Nail anatomy.

  • Nail disorders including infections.

  • Plaque Psoriasis.

Chapter 9 – Musculoskeletal

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • Osteoarthritis; defining primary and secondary.

  • Understanding post-traumatic OA and secondary OA.

  • Back Pain.

  • Sciatic pain.

  • Sports injuries (e.g. knee injuries, tennis elbow).

  • Hamstrings injury (including grades of strains).

  • ACL strains and tears (including grades of strains/tears).

  • Ankle sprains (including grade levels of sprains).

  • Explanation of the seventh character for injuries.

  • Coding injury reminders.

Chapter 10 – Signs and Symptoms

  • Objective and subjective of signs and symptoms.

  • When to code signs and symptoms.

  • Types of symptoms.

Chapter 11 – Cause and Occurrence

  • About external causes.

  • Do’s of external cause coding.

  • Place of occurrence codes.

  • Activity codes.

  • Questions to ask when coding external causes.

  • External cause status codes.


To run Prime Time: ICD-10-CM for Primary Care on your computer, the CD-ROM option requires a PC with Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or later, and a CD-ROM drive. The Cloud-CD™ option is compatible with either an Apple Mac or a Windows PC.


Make your selection below of Course Media option and Additional User License if needed. Quantity can be adjusted in the shopping cart.


Price (CD-ROM): $375, plus S/H (NY State residents add 8.0% sales tax)

Discounted CD-ROM price (24% savings!) for AAPC members: $285 plus S/H and applicable sales tax


AAPC/AHIMA member price for Cloud-CD™ version (Internet access to course content): $245, no S/H, but NYS sales tax if applicable.


Additional users: For this course, we offer user licenses for additional users sharing the same CD-ROM or Cloud-CD, for only $75 each additional user. Must be purchased at the same time as the CD. A great way for significant savings when multiple users can share the same CD.

(Adjust quantity in cart if desired.)


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