Principles of Medical Coding I (HCP 226)

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of coding and classification systems in order to assign valid diagnostic and/or procedure codes for medical billing and reimbursement required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)including the validation of coded clinical information. The ICD-10-CM classification system is introduced with an emphasis on use of the alphabetic index and tabular list for code assignment. The course focuses on ICD-10-CM rules, conventions, and instructions as well as specific guidelines (e.g. circulatory, injury, pregnancy), including assignment criteria for principal and additional diagnoses in all applicable patient settings. The impact of proper code assignment, MS-DRGs and reimbursement are also discussed.

Prerequisites

The following courses must be taken prior to this course
REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development II

Corequisites

The following courses must be taken along side this course
BIO 103 - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology. May be taken prior or during course.
HCP 224 - Medical Terminology. May be taken prior or during course.
Term Location Sections Available
2018 Fall Semester - 15 Week Sections
Central Campus (Blue Bell)