This course covers advanced medical coding in the integrated use of ICD-10-PCS, CPT and HCPCS. The student will apply the medical coding skills acquired through academic instruction to select diagnoses and procedures based on the UHDDS guidelines. This course is designed to increase the quality and accuracy of coding selection by applying official coding guidelines and policies. Regulatory changes and updates affecting coding and reimbursement will be discussed including concepts related to hospital MS-DRGs, case mix and ASCs. Students will gain hands-on experience in the use of encoders and groupers to code medical charts. Computer-assisted coding (CAC) will be introduced.
Prerequisites: HIM 2272 and HIM 2721C and HIM 2510 and HIM 2940 with grades of "C" or higher.
Terms Offered: Summer
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