• 2 Lessons

    Core skills 1 – the three dimensions of coding

    This course will cover the three dimensions of coding accuracy, looking at the individual codes, totality of codes and sequencing of codes to achieve accurate coding.
  • 5 Lessons

    Core skills 2 – the four step coding process

    The four step coding process is the method used by clinical coders to ensure accurate and consistent code assignment. As the name suggests, there are four important steps to follow to ensure you arrive at the correct diagnosis or procedure code. Step 1: Analyse, Step 2: Locate, Step 3: Assign, Step 4: Verify. This course will look at each of these steps in detail so you can assign the correct codes with confidence.  
  • 7 Lessons

    Core skills 3 – Rules of ICD & OPCS

    This course covers the rules that are essential to understanding the use of both ICD and OPCS. You will look at topics like the types of chapters in ICD, definition of an intervention and overflow’, principal’ and extended categories.
  • 8 Lessons

    Core skills 4 – conventions of ICD and OPCS

    ICD and OPCS have rules and conventions in order to create uniformity when applying codes. Understanding the conventions such as cross references or abbreviations, will provide you with the tools to be able to accurately follow the classifications and therefore assign codes correctly. In this course you will look at both the conventions for ICD and OPCS.
  • 3 Lessons

    ICD and OPCS chapters

    The chapters and their titles form an integral part of revising for the assessments and exam. This short course will help you to learn the chapters and their titles.
  • 1 Lesson

    Roman numerals in ICD

    Did you know that Roman numerals were originally invented by the ancient romans to price goods? Therefore there is no 0 in Roman numerals, because nothing was free. In this course you will look at how Roman numerals are used in ICD.
  • 2 Lessons

    The primary diagnosis definition

    This short course will introduce you to the primary diagnosis definition. Running through the key elements you will learn or refresh on the application of the rules in this standard that affects every episode you code.