MCOD 118C
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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 the American Hospital Association (AHA) are utilized for accurate coding assignment of diagnoses. (Prerequisites: HLTH 101C, HLTH 104C, BIOL 120C, and BIOL 122C, each with a grade of “C” or higher; or permission of the Department Chair of Natural Sciences.)