Oct 07, 2022
OFFT 2031 - ICD Coding Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: Medical coders use their medical knowledge to ensure adherence to insurance requirements and federal regulations. This course is the first in a series. It is an introduction to basic coding guidelines for International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The course focuses on how to code using the current ICD code set and guidelines for usage.
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1024 , OFFT 2010 , OFFT 2012 , OFFT 2013 , and OFFT 2050 with grades of C or higher.
- Case studies
- Coding manuals and resources
- ICD terminology
- Medical ethics and law
- Rules and regulations
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- describe outpatient coding guidelines.
- describe basic inpatient coding rules and regulations.
- explain the ICD classification system (coding conventions and basic coding steps)
- describe available coding resources.
- explain medical necessity issues.
- apply diagnosis codes to case studies.
- discuss medical ethics and legal issues involved in medical coding.
- identify supplementary chapters of ICD.
- define Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) requirements.
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