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Ambulatory Coding

This course presents hospital ambulatory coding using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding systems for procedures and ICD-10-CM coding system for diagnoses. Ambulatory reimbursement and payment systems are presented including prospective payment system and regulatory compliance issues. The course will include an introduction to ambulatory coding and applying the principles to medical record documentation. The 3M […]

Advanced Hospital Coding

This is an advanced coding course that provides more complex cases using medical record reports. Students must read and interpret data utilizing prior learned skills from HLTH 101C, BIOL 120C, BIOL 122C. The 3M computerized encoding and grouping system will be employed to provide experience in utilizing technology to select codes and to calculate DRG […]

Introduction to Hospital Procedure Coding

This course provides an introduction to current hospital procedure coding systems principles in assigning valid ICD-10-PCS procedure codes, expanding on and further applying concepts learned in Introduction to Hospital Diagnosis Coding. “Official Inpatient Coding Guidelines” developed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) are utilized for accurate selection of principal diagnosis and procedure and determining other […]

Introduction to Hospital Diagnosis Coding

The course provides an introduction to hospital diagnosis coding concepts, nomenclature and ICD-10-CM classification systems. It includes discussion of inpatient reimbursement systems including prospective payment, managed care and other third party payers. An introduction to basic current hospital diagnosis coding systems principles in assigning valid diagnostic codes is presented. “Official Inpatient Coding Guidelines” developed by […]