Clinical Coding I

MDC-101 : Clinical Coding I

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Allied Health
Subject:
Allied Health
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3

This course familiarizes the student with coding and classification systems used in health information management. Emphasis is on inpatient coding and classification utilizing ICD-10-CM/PCS. Course work focuses on the official coding guidelines and use of the two volumes of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes the use of computer-based coding software (encoder) to assign diagnostic and procedural codes by abstracting information from patient records. Students learn to determine the DRG for each patient record coded. Additional classifications are briefly studied stems such as DSM-5, ICD-O, and SNOMED-CT.