Key To PCS Skills 2020

A CEU Short Course
Online, On-Demand Training

A Short Self-Review Program to Strengthen Your Coding Skills

Non-Member Price: $125
(AIHC Member Price: $85)

2020 Key to ICD-10-PCS Coding Skills - A Short Course for CEUs

Course Tuition Includes

  • Electronic 2020 PCS Data Set: To use for coding exercises.
  • Access to a Qualified Online Instructor If and When You Need Help: Available upon request.
  • Training Materials and Access to the Online Training Page.
  • Online Competency Quiz: Required to earn CEUs.
  • Temporary AIHC Membership for Three (3) Months: Temporary AIHC Membership begins on the day of your course registration.


Earn 5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

5 CEUs

This program has been approved for 5 continuing education units by the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance for AIHC Certified Professionals.  These continuing education units may be applied towards the Core (2 CEUs), HIPAA (1 CEU), and Ethics (2 CEUs) Categories for CEU Renewal Requirements for the following AIHC credentials: ICDCT-PCS Certified Trainer, CHA (Certified Healthcare Auditor), CIFHA (Certified Internal Forensic Healthcare Auditor) and CHBS (Certified Healthcare Billing Specialist).

5 CEUs

This program has been approved for 5 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).  Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
Core Content Hours Approved: Clinical Data Management, 5 Hours


Course Topics

Lesson 1: ICD-10-PCS: Key Elements in a "Nutshell"

  • Review of Characters by Section, Body System and Root Operation
  • Review of Root Operations Other Than Medical-Surgical Section
  • Section 1: Obstetrics
  • Section 2: Placement
  • Section 3: Administration
  • Section 4: Measurement and Monitoring
  • Section 5: Extracorporeal or Systemic Assistance and Performance
  • Section 6: Extracorporeal or Systemic Therapies1
  • Section 7: Osteopathic
  • Section 8: Other Procedures
  • Section 9: Chiropractic
  • Section B: Imaging
  • Section C: Nuclear Medicine
  • Section D: Radiation Oncology
  • Section F: Physical Rehabilitation and Diagnostic Audiology
  • Section G: Mental Health
  • Section H: Substance Abuse Treatment 
  • Section X: New Technology

Lesson 2: 2020 Coding Guidelines - What's New!

  • Comparison Between 2019 and 2020 Data Sets
  • FY 2020 Update Summary
  • Review of NEW Official Coding Guidelines and Revisions to the Guidelines for 2020

Lesson 3: The Key to 2020 Guidelines

  • Selecting the Correct Root Operation

Lesson 4: HIPAA & Ethics for Coders

  • HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Ethics
  • HIPAA and Business Associates
  • Understanding “Reasonable Care”
  • Integrity – Beyond the Ethics of Privacy and Security

Computer Requirements and Time Limits

To successfully complete this online course, you will need high-speed internet access, email, Microsoft Word, and PDF (Adobe) Reader.  You must complete this course within three (3) months of your enrollment date.

After your registration and payment is received, you will have access to course materials within 1-3 business days.  This course is a self-study, short, online, on-demand CEU course.

You can access your course information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by logging into the AIHC website.  There are no scheduled classes to attend, so you can work at your own pace.


How to Register

Register Online as a Non-Member: Pay $125

Register Online as an AIHC Member: Pay $85

Register Via Mail or Fax
Complete the Hard Copy Registration Form and mail or fax it to the AIHC Office:

5000 Gateway Drive, Suite 202
Medina, Ohio 44256
Fax: 330-952-0716

Administrative Policies
Please view the Administrative Policies page or contact our office toll-free at 866-571-5635 for information regarding our refund, complaint, and program cancellation policies.  Textbook and coding book purchases are non-refundable.
About The American Institute of Healthcare Compliance

AIHC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and an internationally recognized leader in healthcare compliance training and certification. Our mission is to provide education, certification, and continuing education to healthcare administrators at a reasonable cost through our classroom and web-based training programs. Our goal is to improve the competency of medical facility management in an increasingly complex regulatory environment. We seek to promote the increased quality of administrative healthcare systems in the United States by building an international network of credentialed healthcare professionals.