HIM 257 - Health Data Classifications Systems III

Course Description

Effective: 2019-01-01

Integrates and applies knowledge with hands-on skill practice in coding. Reinforces medical terminology, anatomy, and coding guidelines for International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). Introduces the student to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) coding guidelines. Promotes critical thinking related to coding quality, fraud, and abuse.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

A requirement for the Medical Records Coder Career Studies Certificate and the Health Information Management AAS, 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: coding guidelines, quality of coded data, and potential fraud and abuse issues.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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