An intermediate-level coding class that incorporates hands-on practice in the assignment of insurance codes using case studies and medical record simulations. Presents theory and practice of coding diseases and procedures using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) for inpatient facilities. Explores the Prospective Payment System (PPS) and the significance of Diagnosis Related Groupings (DRG). This course utilizes electronic and paper-based medical documentation to serve as resources for coding for inpatient reimbursement, and the application of all federal laws related to patient health information in the process of medical business practices.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
CPC certification must be current. Department faculty will verify certification.