2019-2020 Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2023  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HITT 2346 - Advanced Medical Coding

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours - Lecture: 1 Lab: 5
ICD and CPT coding rules, conventions, and guidelines in complex case studies. Investigation of government regulations and changes in health care reporting.
Prerequisite: HITT 1341  and HITT 1342  with a minimum grade of C; Instructor approval; MATH 0308 ; College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing
Student Learning Outcomes
1 - Analyze health records to assign principal/secondary diagnoses and procedures. 2 - Assign the PPS reimbursement methodologies. 3 - Accurately code complex case studies: advancing coding skills through the use of complex case studies using more complex code assignments to determine the correct diagnoses. 4 - Use actual medical records from a variety of patient types. 5 - Student should be introduced to diagnostic based prospective payment groupers: DRG, APR-DRG, & RUGS. 6 - Students should be introduced to ICD-10CM including compare and contrast assignments from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and be able to code accurately. 7 - Students should be introduced to other coding systems (DSM-IV, ICD-0) and code accurately. 8 - Students should be introduced to systematized nomenclature of medicine (SNOMED) and code accurately. 9 - Students should be able to code accurately using case studies and authentic coding practicing with more complex procedure code assignments with ICD-9-CM and CPT 4. 10 - Students should be introduced to procedure based payment systems and code accurately including sequencing as it relates to reimbursement.