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HITM2218 – Intermediate Procedure Coding pdf

Credits: 3 (1/2/0)
Description: This course is a continuation of coding guidelines using the current classification system. Students will practice assigning procedure codes to clinical information found in a health record while maintaining ethical coding standards. Current regulations and guidelines in code assignment will be covered. A Web-based coding system is introduced and utilized in procedure code assignment.
Prerequisites: HITM2216
Corequisites: None
  1. Evaluate the accuracy of procedure coding.
  2. Utilize encoder software for assigning procedure codes.
  3. Determine accuracy of computer-assisted coding assignment and recommend corrective action.
  4. Develop physician queries to resolve data and coding discrepancies.
  5. Apply procedure codes according to current regulations and guidelines.
  6. Analyze documentation in the health record to ensure it supports the diagnosis and reflects the patient's progress, clinical findings and disharge status.
  7. Verify the documentation in the health record is timely, complete and accurate.
  8. Analyze current regulations and established guidelines in clinical classification systems.
  9. Comply with ethical standards of practice.
  10. Utilize multiple coding references.
  11. Design a compliance audit.
MnTC goal areas: None

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