This course offers the student an overview of the widely used classification system (International Classification of Diseases) for medical coding, classifying, and identifying patient diseases and procedures in the United States. Medical coding systems transform verbal medical descriptions of patient diseases and procedures into numbers that are communicated electronically. The student will use the most current version of ICD coding that serves all healthcare stakeholders including physicians, hospitals, long-term care and outpatient facilities. Special emphasis is on abstracting ICD codes from source documents. Prerequisites: PHT 12103 and PHT 12203 Applied Science for HRC I & II, AHC 13302 and AHC 14302 Medical Terminology I & II. Course fee required.
Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.