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

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: CoReq. AHM 230