Jan 27, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

HIMT 1303 - Basic ICD Coding I

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Pre- and corequisites should be defined by individual institutions and must be courses from General Education Requirements - Core and Major Field Core Courses.  * Certificates programs may have alternative requirements.

Course Description:
This course is a study of diagnosis coding and classifications systems used in classification and conditions, injuries and diseases employed to organize medical information for future retrieval. The current International Classification of Diseases is emphasized including its use of the prospective payment systems. Students will learn to apply Official coding Guidelines in health record coding. Other topics include Uniform Hospital International Discharge Data Set (UHDDS), reimbursement in prospective payment systems and introduction to procedure classification systems. 

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Apply diagnosis codes according to the Official Coding Guidelines to select and code the principal diagnosis and code other diagnoses.
  2. Analyze documentation to accurately assign diagnosis codes.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of UHDDS guidelines and importance of coding and classification as it relates to prospective payment systems.