(2-2) 3 Cr. Hrs.
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This course is designed to prepare a student to code in the hospital setting using ICD-9-CM. The course will emphasize reporting requirements for codes and rules that apply to reimbursement systems used by government payers and other health plans. The student will be introduced to computerized coding systems utilized in healthcare. The emphasis of the course will be development of intermediate skills to code accurately and ethically. Students will assign codes for diagnoses, services and procedures that are documented in the health/medical record. This course is the theory and practice of coding medical records in the hospital setting using ICD-9-CM. The student will use the encoding software in the laboratory to apply coding to charts.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to: