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HIT 102 - Diagnostic Coding

Credits: 3
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.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Apply diagnosis and procedure codes using the ICD classification system.
  2. Utilize current regulations and established guidelines in code assignments.
  3. Validate coding and sequencing accuracy using clinical information found in the health record.
  4. Determine accuracy of diagnostic groupings such as Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG) in the prospective payment system.
  5. Maintain electronic applications and work processes to support clinical classification and coding.
  6. Describe Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) structure. 
  7. Establish documentation needed for risk adjustment models. 
Listed Topics
  1. Medical nomenclatures
  2. Inpatient clinical coding with the international classification of diseases
  3. Diagnosis related group assignment
  4. Natural Language Processing and Computer Assisted Coding
  5. Risk adjustment in healthcare settings
Reference Materials
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:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 2/13/2021

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