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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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OFFT 2035 - Advanced Coding

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: Students will apply codes to advanced medical case studies, using ICD-10 CM/PCS. Topics will include compliance, diagnosis codes, procedural codes, DSM-IV, computerized encoding systems, reimbursement, and code linkage.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): OFFT 2031  and OFFT 2032  with grades of C or higher, or instructor consent.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Case Studies
  2. Code Linkage
  3. Complex case studies
  4. Compliance
  5. Computerized encoding system
  6. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) coding systems
  7. Diagnostic-based prospective payment groupers
  8. International Classification of Diseases-10 CM/PCS
  9. Reimbursement

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. interpret medical charts.
  2. assign International Classification of Diseases-10 CM/PCS codes to complex case studies.
  3. verify that coded data are supported by medical record documentation.
  4. identify Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG), All Payer Refined-Diagnosis-Related Groups (APR-DRG), & Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs).
  5. compare ICD-10 with other coding systems.
  6. discuss compliance issues.
  7. utilize computerized encoding system.
  8. explain official coding guidelines and reporting requirements.
  9. describe the impact coding and sequencing has on reimbursement.
  10. assign procedure codes to complex case studies.

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