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Kathleen Peterson
HIHIM 412
Seattle Campus

Healthcare Coding

Covers healthcare coding principles for International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code sets used in diagnosis and procedure code assignments for research and reimbursement by healthcare providers in all settings. Prerequisite: HIHIM 409.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

Prerequisite: HIHIM 409 Co-requisite / Prerequisite: HIHIM 410

Class assignments and grading

Exercises, case studies

Exams, class participation, assignments


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kathleen Peterson
Date: 04/17/2012