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The Pan American Health Organization is holding the ‘Basic course on ICD-10* coding’, in Spanish, from 22 October to 15 December 2018. This course replaces the former version of the course, in content and format, including ICD-10 updates from 2016 to 2018. 

This online training is carried out within the framework of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Strengthening Information Systems (RELACSIS, by its Spanish acronyms) and the PAHO/WHO Plan of Action for Strengthening Vital Statistics (2017-2022), with the valuable support from the WHO Collaborating Centers for the Family of International Classifications (FIC) of Argentina (CACE) and Mexico (CEMECE), as well as the PAHO Virtual Campus for Public Health. 

During this two-month course, tutors will guide students in how to interpret medical terms for the correct assignment of codes, understand the ICD-10 structure, and assign codes to the physicians’ diagnoses. 

More than 350 coders from 19 countries in the Region of the Americas have registered for this upcoming course, which will be coordinated by CACE and CEMECE. 

This course is part of a series of three courses on the ICD-10: (1) the basic course on ICD-10; (2) the intermediate course on morbidity coding; (3) the advanced course on morbidity coding.

Participants are nominated by the national authorities and institutions responsible for ICD-10 coding in each country. The next course is scheduled for 2019.

* ICD is the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and is in its 10th revision


Registration for this course is now closed.

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