Overview of clinical vocabularies and classifications, detailed instruction on International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, clinical modification (ICD-9-CM) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding principles, and revenue cycle management. Prerequisite: HIHIM 409.
This is a beginning level course which provides detailed instruction on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code sets.
Student learning goals
Apply ICD coding conventions, theory and guidelines to correctly assign diagnosis and procedure codes.
Apply CPT coding conventions, theory and guidelines to correctly assign procedures and services codes to health record documentation.
Demonstrate knowledge to extract pertinent information from health record documentation for the accurate assignment of ICD and CPT codes.
Explain the impact of clinical coding upon healthcare billing and reimbursement.
Use clinical coding software applications in assignment of accurate codes to healthcare documentation.
General method of instruction
Lecture, coding exercises
Prerequisite: HIHIM 409 Co-requisite / Prerequisite: HIHIM 410
Class assignments and grading
Exercises, case studies
Exams, class participation, assignments