HCM 2250 - Survey of Coding
Credit hours: 3
Prerequisites: HCM 2000 and HCM 2200
This course provides an overview of coding and classification systems in a variety of healthcare settings. Topics include classification and coding systems emphasizing ICD and CPT, reimbursement/billing systems, and coding’s relationship to health information management. Upon completion, students should be able to apply coding principles to correctly assign ICD and CPT codes and utilize electronic filing for reimbursement.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
1. Apply diagnosis/procedure codes according to current nomenclature.
2. Discuss established guidelines in code assignment.
3. Describe importance of clinical information found in the health record.
4. Resolve discrepancies between coded data and supporting documentation.