The Where's and When's of ICD-10

*** 16.0 CEUs! Where, when, and in what order to use ICD-10 codes ***
*** 2019 Edition *** 

A self-paced CD-based continuing education course
Available in Cloud-CD™ or CD-ROM format

Preapproved for 16.0 CEUs by AAPC for Core (CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM) and ALL specialties except CIRCC
Eligible for 16.0 CEUs from AHIMA upon submission

“Great follow-up to your other ICD-10 course, ‘Dive Into ICD-10’. The material on code sequencing, combinations, and laterality pulled together what I needed to know.”
— M.G., California

Who should take this course?

  • Physician coding and billing staff

  • Physician office managers

  • Clinic and hospital coding and billing staff

  • Medical billing companies

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


The Where’s and When’s of ICD-10 is a comprehensive CD-based interactive course, also available in Cloud-CD™ format (see below). This self-paced CD course offers a detailed review of functional and coding conventions for ICD-10-CM.


You know about the structure of the codes for ICD-10, so now you can focus on where, when, and in what order to use them. This course takes a deeper dive into most of the guidelines outlined in the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting document, issued by CMS, NCHS, DHHS, and the National Center for Health Statistics. Discussion of guidelines include:

  • Combination coding

  • Code sequencing

  • Multiple codes for a single condition

  • Laterality

  • Reporting the same diagnosis code more than once


As with all the courses in our line-up, the user is engaged with interactive practice questions and case studies.

Media options are 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).

This course has been pre-approved for 16.0 Continuing Education Units from the AAPC for Core (CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM) and ALL specialties except CIRCC, and is eligible for 16 CEUs from AHIMA. So for a reasonable cost, you’ll be able to tune up your knowledge and fulfill a large portion of your annual CEU requirement toward both credentials if you have them!

Here’s a sampling of what The Where’s and When’s of ICD-10 covers:

  • Section One – ICD-10-CM Conventions

  • Chapter 1 – Functional Conventions
    Navigating the ICD-10-CM manual efficiently and productively

  • Chapter 2 – Coding Conventions
    Understanding when to code two codes instead of one, code sequencing with multiple codes, reporting a combination code; laterality, coding conditions, and more.

  • Section Two – Coding Conventions and Guidelines by Chapter

  • Chapter 3 – Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
    Topics include sequencing codes for HIV, sepsis coding, MRSA and MSSA coding

  • Chapter 4 – Neoplasms
    Navigating the neoplasm table, sequencing codes and complications if necessary

  • Chapter 5 – Diseases of the Blood
    Diseases coded from this category, and other illnesses that can be reported

  • Chapter 6 – Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
    Defining conditions related to the disease codes in this category, and other guidelines and sequencing of codes

  • Chapter 7 – Mental Health
    Reporting pain related to psychological disorders, coding substance abuse and use, psychoactive substance coding

  • Chapter 8 – Nervous System
    Coding guidelines for and sequencing pain codes, post-op, cancer pain, and laterality guidelines

  • Chapter 9 – Eye and Adnexa
    Coding and laterality guidelines for glaucoma, coding with the 7th character in this category

  • Chapter 10 – Ear and Mastoid Process
    Guidelines of impacted cerumen and its coding, laterality of coding, using external cause codes

  • Chapter 11 – Circulatory System
    Coding hypertension with heart disease and chronic kidney disease; knowing heart attack types and coding each type (different in ICD-10-CM)

  • Chapter 12 – Respiratory System
    Asthma classifications, COPD, and coding of each, defining types of asthma attacks, code sequencing when needed

  • Chapter 13 – Digestive System
    Organization of codes for this category, determining types of hernias, coding appendicitis and its complications

  • Chapter 14 – Skin and Tissue
    Coding guidelines for pressure ulcers given the four stages of pressure ulcers

  • Chapter 15 – Musculoskeletal
    Laterality of coding the musculoskeletal system, guidelines for coding infection of the joints, dorsopathies, osteoporosis, and other conditions

  • Chapter 16 – Genitourinary System
    Coding kidney failure, ESRD, defining stages of chronic kidney disease, when to code for breast disorders from this category vs. from neoplasm category

  • Chapter 17 – Obstetrics
    Sequencing priority of this category over other codes, defining trimesters, pre-existing conditions, coding diabetes in pregnancy

  • Chapter 18 – Perinatal Period
    When to report codes from this category, and when it’s appropriate to code from other categories

  • Chapter 19 – Congenital Conditions
    Conventions of coding congenital malformation, deformation, or chromosomal abnormalities, how to code when there is no specific code

  • Chapter 20 – Signs and Symptoms
    When, and when not to code signs and symptoms, reporting falls when they’re still being investigated

  • Chapter 21 – Injury, Poisoning, External Causes
    Important aspects of coding injuries, use of 7th character requirements, understanding fractures, burns, corrosions, poisoning, and other conditions, sequencing burn codes

  • Chapter 22 – External Causes of Morbidity
    When to use the V00-Y99 code category, reporting guidelines for Place of Occurrence and external causes codes, sequencing of codes in this category

  • Chapter 23 – Health Status and Contact with Health Services
    When to report from this code category, including vaccinations and Z codes, reporting Z codes as primary vs. secondary

  • Examples, case studies, practice questions, review quiz with immediate audio and visual feedback


To run The Where’s and When’s of ICD-10 on your computer, the CD-ROM option requires a PC with Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10, 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): $475, plus S/H (NY State residents add 8.0% sales tax)

Discounted CD-ROM price (23% savings!) for AAPC and AHIMA members: $365 plus S/H and applicable sales tax.


AAPC/AHIMA member price for Cloud-CD™ version (Internet access to course content): $325, 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 $90 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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