Module 5: Introduction to Coding
By the end of this module, participants will be able to:
- understand the importance of coding;
- understand the importance of good clinical description and documentation for accurate coding;
- describe advantages and disadvantages of the ICD-10 and ICD-10 RCPCH extension;
- identify critical issues for coding.
Note: This module is linked to Chapter 5 of WHO/CDC/ICBDSR Birth defects surveillance: a manual for programme managers.
- It is important to understand and follow a coding system, in order to accurately and consistently and the various types of congenital anomalies.
- What type of supplemental information can help a reviewer assign a proper code to a case?
- What is the international standard diagnostic classification system?
- What are some ways in which a surveillance programme can work around the ICD-10 coding system’s lack of specificity for certain congenital anomalies?
- True or false: Final coding will always be at the central registry.
- Which of the following does NOT cause difficulties when coding congenital anomalies?
- True or false: Capturing major anomalies should be prioritized over capturing minor anomalies on the data-collection form.
- True or false: The ICD-10 is developed and maintained by WHO.