HIM 265 Facility Based Medical Coding

Students will learn to accurately assign CPT, ICD-9 Level 1, 2 and 3, in addition to HCPCS codes for inpatient, outpatient facility, and ambulatory surgical centers according to guidelines and rules set forth by the cooperating parties. Students will apply the theory and regulations concerning prospective payments systems (in and out of the facility setting) APC and DRG assignment. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111. Instructor permission required. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring.