AHM 240 - Hospital Coding and Case Studies

Course Description

This course is designed for students who plan to work in the medical records department of a health care facility. It is intended to provide additional in depth study of medical record case studies to increase knowledge and skills in ICD-9-CM diagnosis coding. DRG reimbursement methodology will also be addressed. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: Given a scenario, extract the relevant diagnoses and/or procedures and code appropriately according to ICD-9-CM guidelines. Apply coding guidelines to accurately code principal diagnoses and procedures to determine the correct diagnosis-related group assignments Demonstrate the use of ICD-9-CM coding in DRG assignment. Recognize the economic and ethical implications of coding assignment on reimbursement.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: CoReq. AHM 230