So when I read the chapters assigned in the coding handbook, I often struggle with all the guidelines/rules. It is so so much information. How concerned should I be with that if I am doing pretty well on the coding assignments and exams? I would like to be getting 100% but I am not. I miss 1 or 2 here and there. I have been taking notes too but it is quite overwhelming. Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this. Have a great weekend everyone!
Module One Coding Handbook
You will be using the guidelines throughout the entire course and the more you read/use them, the more familiar you'll get with them. We also don't want you to try to memorize them because there is no need to. You'll always have access to them in the course, on the credentialing exams, and on the job as they are in the ICD-10-CM book to reference at any time. As long as you are going over the guidelines when doing the exercises and exams, or when referencing the coding handbook material, then you are doing as expected for this module. Don't worry, you'll be surprised later on with how much of those guidelines you've comprehended to know what and when to reference them!