HIM 250 - Health Data Classification Systems I at Lord Fairfax Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2016-11-07

Focuses on the current classification systems used in the healthcare industry. Introduces the professional standards for coding and reporting of inpatient/outpatient diagnostic codes as well as inpatient procedures. Utilizes standards in identifying and accurately assigning codes to diseases and procedures as they relate to statistical research and healthcare financing.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week. Total 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to introduce students to the most current ICD classification systems used. Attention will focus on the official code set used in the healthcare industry in the United States.Classification/language systems such as: ICD, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, ICD-O, ICIDH, DSM, SNOMED, Reed, UMLS will be covered. This course is a requirement of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) which is the accrediting organization for degree-granting programs in health informatics and information management. The course will be offered to any student which meets the prerequisites and/or is enrolled in the Health Information Management (HIM) or Clinical Data Coding (CDC) programs.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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