Module 10 – Coding Musculoskeletal Diseases with ICD-10-AM/ACHI

The Aim Of This Module

  • Introduce the content of Chapter 13 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue of the ICD-10-AM Tabular List.
  • Introduce Chapter 2 Neoplasms of ICD-10-AM in as much as it relates to diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue.
  • Introduce medical terms, structures and abbreviations relating to the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue.
  • Explain how musculoskeletal diseases and conditions are coded.
  • Explain how neoplasms are coded.
  • Provide practice exercises in coding from Chapter 13 and Chapter 2 of ICD-10-AM.

The Objective Of This Module

  • Code records of patients being investigated or treated for diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system in a Day Surgery Setting.
  • Recognise and apply medical terms when coding the conditions and procedures of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Apply relevant Australian Coding Standards to the coding of conditions classified in Chapter 2 and Chapter 13 of ICD-10-AM


Students must successfully complete the compulsory Modules 1-5 before proceeding with this module.