HIM 253 Health Records Coding

Examines the development of coding classification systems. Introduces ICD-9-CM coding classification system, its format and conventions. Stresses basic coding steps and guidelines according to body systems. Provides actual coding exercises in relation to each system covered. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111, HIM 111 and BIO 145 or BIO 141 and BIO 142. Lecture 4 hours per week. Generally offered spring.