MCOD 218C
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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 (diagnosis related groups) payments for prospective payment systems. The student will expand on and apply the principles of reimbursement and coding derived from Introduction to Hospital Diagnosis Coding and Introduction to Hospital Procedure Coding at an advanced level. The student will use the AHA “Official Inpatient Coding Guidelines” to accurately identify and sequence the principal diagnosis and procedure. Coding discussions will include determining which diagnoses or procedures should be included as secondary. (Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Hospital Procedure Coding (MCOD 119C) with a grade of “C” or higher, or permission of the Department Chair of Natural Sciences.)