Jan 28, 2023
HIT 102 - Diagnostic Coding
2 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours
This course includes the historical development of clinical classification systems and their use in healthcare documentation, statistics, research, education and financial reimbursement through the prospective payment system. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) classification system in the inpatient setting is emphasized. Students achieve a Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC) certification. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Apply diagnosis and procedure codes using the ICD classification system.
- Utilize current regulations and established guidelines in code assignments.
- Validate coding and sequencing accuracy using clinical information found in the health record.
- Determine accuracy of diagnostic groupings such as Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG) in the prospective payment system.
- Maintain electronic applications and work processes to support clinical classification and coding.
- Describe Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) structure.
- Establish documentation needed for risk adjustment models.
- Medical nomenclatures
- Inpatient clinical coding with the international classification of diseases
- Diagnosis related group assignment
- Natural Language Processing and Computer Assisted Coding
- Risk adjustment in healthcare settings
Textbook, workbook, internet sites, software packages, health records and current coding book, etc.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 2/13/2021
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Information Literacy
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