A Pre-test for Improving Accuracy in ICD 10 Coding

Evaluate coder’s current understanding of the changes in ICD-10 CM and ability to accurately apply the ICD-10 codes to scenarios.
This is a pre-test only for the "Improving Accuracy in ICD-10-CM Coding for Home Health Care" course. The pre-test is designed for individuals who have been through ICD-10 training that wish to gauge their understanding of the changes implemented with ICD-10 CM codes as well as their ability to accurately apply them. The pre-test may also be used by home care agencies to evaluate coders understanding of ICD-10. PLEASE NOTE: There are no contact hours awarded for this pre-test.

For individuals that prefer to review the changes implemented with ICD-10-CM or practice application of the codes before testing their knowledge, please skip this pre-test and proceed directly to the Improving Accuracy in ICD-10 CM Coding class.

This pretest consists of one quiz. Participants must have access to an ICD-10 CM Code book in order to look up codes during the pre-test. If an ICD-10 CM code book is not available, participants may also use the CMS website link to access codes online: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/2015-ICD-10-CM-and-GEMs.html
Individuals will have one opportunity to pass the pre-test with a score of 80% or more. Individuals that score 80% or better will be issued a certificate of completion for the pretest that indicates the score achieved. PLEASE NOTE: This certificate is not appropriate for professional continuing education requirements. Individuals that score less than 80% should proceed to the Improving Accuracy in ICD-10-CM course to review the ICD-10-CM changes and practice applying the codes.

  • Complete the one exam.
Contact Time

0 Contact Hour: based on 60 minute contact hour

Estimated Time

The estimated time for completion for this activity is 0 hour(s).

Intended Audience

This course is designed for individuals responsible for coding and classifying health data for agencies.

Course Planning Team

Kathy L. Richie, RN, BSN; Kristi Kiehne; MBA; Christine Bushaw, MEd, RHIT; Mary Juenemann, MS, RHIA, CCS

Disclosure Statements:

Commercial Support: This course was developed in accordance with ANCC Commercial Support Guidelines. No commercial support was accepted for the development of this course.

Non-endorsement of Products and Off Label Use: This course provides a balanced view of therapeutic options. Use of generic names is always considered before using trade names. Consequently, if trade names are necessary, when available, we will use trade names from several companies. RCTC and the course planning team do not endorsed any products or drugs that may be mentioned in this course.

Author Originating

Christine Bushaw - MEd RHIT

Chris Bushaw, MEd, RHIT is an instructor for Health Information Technology/Coding Specialist Programs at Rochester Community & Technical College. Previous to this position, she spent over 30 years at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester in various supervisory and management positions including the Health Information Management Department. Chris has a bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Master's degree in Human Resource Development/Adult Education from the University of Minnesota. In December 2008, Chris graduated from the Health Information Technology Program and obtained her RHIT shortly after.

Mary Juenemann - MS RHIA CCS

Mary Juenemann is an instructor in the Health Information Technology program at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester. Mary has been teaching for the past 16 years within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Prior to teaching, Mary had been a DRG Coding Analyst for McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, a Coding Specialist for Dakota Clinic in Fargo, and a Health Information Manager for Family HealthCare Center in Fargo and Moorhead. Mary is a past president for MHIMA Region E and past co-auditor for the MHIMA Audit committee. She is a graduate of the HIA program at the College of St. Scholastica and completed her Masters degree in Educational Leadership with Emphasis in Teaching with Technology at Minnesota State University-Moorhead.

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World Health Organization, (n.d.). (2014) Retrieved from website: http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/

Materials used in connection with this course may be subject to copyright protection. Retention of the materials for longer than the class term, unauthorized further dissemination of the materials, or use of copyrighted materials in any way other than intended for this class is prohibited by Copyright and Teach Act laws.


This course was developed with Rochester Community and Technical College's Center for Business and Workforce Education located in Rochester Minnesota.

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Medical Coding