HIM 250 Health Data Classification Systems I

Focuses on the current classification systems used in the healthcare industry. Introduces the professional standards for coding and reporting of inpatient/outpatient diagnostic codes as well as inpatient procedures. Utilizes standards in identifying and accurately assigning codes to diseases and procedures as they relate to statistical research and healthcare financing.  Prerequisites: Readiness for ENG 111; Pre-requisite BIO 145 or BIO 141/142; HIM 112 co-or- prerequisite. Lecture 4 hours per week. Generally offered spring.