a. Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology for Clinicians & Coders

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Online, On-Demand instruction on normal physiology of the systems, pathophysiology of common conditions and documentation, and assessment tips necessary for a complete assessment including complete and accurate coding.


This program is designed to improve the skills of current homecare clinicians, therapists and coders (i.e. those with previous training in A&P). Individuals without previous formal training/education in A&P who seek a career as a homecare coder are advised to first seek and successfully complete beginning-level A&P and medical terminology training/education from a local community college or reputable online training resource before beginning any code training program(s).


Faculty: Teresa Northcutt, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D

Subscription Types: Agency & Individual

Education-Training Credits:

  • 10.65 Hours Educational Activity for Clinicians 
  • 10.65 Hours Educational Activity for Coders
  • This program does not award nursing continuing education credits
  • The foundation for effective assessment and care interventions, as well as successful documentation and coding begins with a thorough understanding of and competency in anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.

    This online rich-media program provides over 6.5 hours of viewable training in eleven (11) program segments. Each segment contains one or more embedded quizzes that engage viewers while the 21 overall program quizzes reinforce learning. At the conclusion of the training program a post-test captures overall comprehension of the training allowing viewers, supervisors and management to measure results. Embedded quizzes, a program evaluation and cumulative post-test add approximately four (4) hours to this overall learning exercise.

    About the Presenter: Teresa Northcutt, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D joins Selman-Holman & Associates from Primaris, the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the State of Missouri. She is a dynamic presenter of training for home health agency clinical staff on OASIS assessment and coding, focusing on customized clinical education programs and the practical application of guidelines by field staff. In addition, she has provided educational programs on agency communications and processes, quality outcome improvement, and care transitions for regional and state conferences. Certified in OASIS competency (COS-C), Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D), and as an AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer, Teresa brings comprehensive and contemporary knowledge of home care and quality improvement methods.

    Teresa has had experience as Clinical Services and QI/Education manager with home health agencies (independent, hospital-based, and county health dept.), and as a hospital resource nurse, patient educator, and quality improvement facilitator. She received her BSN from St. Louis University.

    CodePro University Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology for Clinicians & Coders is comprised of these eleven [11] program segments:

    • Anatomy, Physiology and Terminology
    • Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology for...
      • Neurologic System
      • Mental Status & Behavior
      • Endocrine System
      • Blood, Blood-forming Organs, Immune & Lymphatic Systems
      • Cardiovascular System
      • Respiratory System
      • Digestive System
      • Urinary System
      • Integumentary System
      • Musculoskeletal System

    Each segment delivers this important information to the learner:

    • Outlines the anatomical components, focusing on the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs of the body system.
    • Review of normal physiology of the system.
    • Examination of the pathophysiology of common conditions that affect the body system, with causes, symptoms and assessment tips for clinicians.
    • Outlines the key documentation points that will be necessary for coding in ICD-10, and takes a look at the OASIS C1 changes.

    To successfully complete this activity, the participant must participate in all components of the training format (online training presentations & interactive quizzes), achieve an 80% or higher on the post-test, and complete the course evaluation.

    Learning Objectives: At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Assess clinical status, recognize signs/symptoms of disease processes and understand the impact of abnormal s/sx on clinical disease management
    • Identify assessment points to include in documentation so coders will have the necessary information to assign accurate specific diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM.