AHM 240 - Hospital Coding and Case Studies

Course Description

This course is designed for students who plan to work in the Health Information Management (HIM) department of a hospital. It is intended to provide additional in-depth study of inpatient medical record case studies to increase knowledge and skills in ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Competency 1: Given a scenario, extract the relevant diagnoses and/or procedures and then accurately and completely code them according to ICD-10-CM guidelines
Competency 2: Apply coding guidelines to accurately code principal diagnoses and procedures to determine the correct diagnosis-related group assignments.
Competency 3: Demonstrate the use of ICD-10-CM coding in DRG assignment.
Competency 4: Recognize the economic and ethical implications of coding assignment on reimbursement.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Prereq: AHM 239