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AWC Philippines Chapter Meeting and Workshop: Inpatient Medical Coding Basics

  • Venue

    Ortigas Foundation Library, 2nd Floor, Ortigas Building, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City

  • Date and Time

    Tuesday 13 June, 2017 | 4 - 8 pm

  • Credits

    2 CEUs

AWC Philippines Chapter Meeting and Workshop

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Workshop Description

Inpatient Medical Coding Basics

This interactive session will cover the conventions, guidelines, and assignment of both ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes. The session will begin with a comprehensive review of the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS conventions and guidelines, followed by review of some chapter-specific guidelines. Participants will apply what they have learned by coding several case scenarios. There will also be time for participants to ask questions of the instructor regarding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding. Attendees will receive handouts that include the PowerPoint slides, as well as exclusive ICD-10-PCS Root Operations Definitions and ICD-10-PCS Approach Decision Tree handouts.


  • Apply ICD-10-CM conventions, such as placeholders, Excludes1 and Excludes2 notes
  • Assign and apply codes based on the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, including selection of principal diagnosis and additional diagnoses
  • Evaluate any relevant AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS guidance
  • Assign and apply codes based on the ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, including multiple procedures, body part guidelines, and approaches
  • Review the ICD-10-PCS root operation definitions


  • Melanie Endicott

Melanie Endicott


MBA/HCM, RHIA, CHDA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA,AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, Senior Director | HIM Practice Excellence, CDI/EHR Melanie Endicott, MBA/HCM, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, is senior director of HIM Practice Excellence for AHIMA. In her role she provides professional practice expertise to AHIMA members, the media and outside organizations on coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) practice issues. She authors material for and supports AHIMA online ICD-10 coding education platforms. She also serves as faculty for the AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Academies, CDIP Exam Preps, and CDI Academies. In addition, Ms. Endicott is a technical advisor for the Association on ICD-10-CM/PCS, ICD-9-CM, CPT coding and CDI publications.

Ms. Endicott received her bachelor of arts in health information management from Carroll College in Helena, MT and her master’s of business administration and health care management from the University of Phoenix. Prior to joining AHIMA in 2004, Ms. Endicott served as the program director and lead instructor of Spokane Community College, where she still teaches in an adjunct capacity. Prior to her faculty position, she was a health information analyst at a large acute care hospital where she did both inpatient and outpatient coding. Over the past 17 years, she has been a frequent presenter on coding, CDI and HIM-related issues both locally and nationally. She has also been an educator in the health information management programs at the University of Cincinnati, Stephens College, and Loma Linda University.