HIM 256 - Clinical Classification Systems and Reimbursement Methodologies

Course Description

Effective: 2015-01-01

Integrates and applies knowledge with hands-on skill practice in coding. Reinforces reimbursement for CPT coding system, guidelines for out-patient/ambulatory surgery coding, and prospective payment systems and their integration with ICD coding. Promotes critical thinking related to coding quality, fraud, and abuse.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
5 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to think critically about the application of knowledge and hands-on practice in the following areas: quality of coded data, reimbursement for inpatient and outpatient, and potential fraud and abuse issues.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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