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HITM2283 – Intermediate Diagnosis Coding pdf

Credits: 3 (1/2/0)
Description: This course is a continuation of coding guidelines using the current International Classification of Diseases. Students will practice assigning diagnosis 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 diagnostic code assignment.
Prerequisites: HITM2282
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic coding using sample exercises and medical records.
  2. Utilize encoder software for assigning diagnosis codes.
  3. Determine accuracy of computer-assisted coding assignment and recommend corrective action.
  4. Verify the documentation in the health record is timely, complete and accurate.
  5. Develop appropriate physician queries to resolve data and coding discrepancies.
  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. Analyze current regulations and established guidelines in clinical classification systems.
  8. Comply with ethical standards of practice.
  9. Apply diagnosis codes according to current regulations and guidelines.
  10. Assess Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRGs) and Ambulatory Patient Classifications (APCs) and their impact on reimbursement.
  11. Apply advanced coding concepts to chapter-specific guidelines including the assignment of principal and additional diagnoses in all applicable patient settings.
  12. Utlilize various coding references.
MnTC goal areas: (N/A)

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