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    Jun 15, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog
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HIT 222 - Advanced Coding Concepts

Number of Credits: 6
Advanced Coding Concepts uses more complex case studies to examine code assignment of diagnoses and procedures using ICD-9-CM, CPT-4, and HCPCS Level II in a variety of healthcare settings. Topics include interpretation of medical records, introduction to prospective payment systems, grouper methodology, and alternate diagnosis coding systems such as Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED). (Students not meeting this requirement must meet with the program coordinator) (Fall Term Only) Six hours lecture Six Credits. Six credits.

Pre-requisite(s): HIT 121  and HIT 122  after 9/1/2009, both with minimum grades of C or better. (Students not meeting this requirement must meet with the program coordinator).
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Apply knowledge gained in the study of biology, human disease, pharmacology, and basic coding classes for accurate coding of intermediate and advanced inpatient, ambulatory surgery, and physician-based cases. (GE.2, PG.1, PG.4, PG.5)
  2. Recognize the contents of the health record as it appears in various settings and specialties in both paper and electronic formats. Demonstrate the ability to extrapolate pertinent information consistent with approved coding rules and guidelines in coding diagnosis and procedures. (GE.2, PG.2, PG.4, PG.5)
  3. List the different conditions and elements required for correct assignment of Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG) under both the MS-DRG and APR-DRG grouping schemes. (PG.5)
  4. Describe the key characteristics of the Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) and the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). (PG.5)
  5. Apply UHDDS definitions and sequencing rules to ensure the most accurate DRG assignment for inpatient cases. (PG.4, PG.5)
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in using the encoder to perform diagnosis and procedure coding, respond to online code edits, and perform DRG or other grouping. (GE.4)
  7. Define the use for other coding classification systems such as SNOMED. (PG.2)

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