HCI 249 Advanced Medical Coding

This course expands upon the knowledge gained in HCI 140, HCI 211, and HCI 213 by applying learned concepts in more complex scenarios.  Students will have hands-on experience with accessing reference, encoding, and grouping functions in HIM software.  Emphasis will be placed upon accurately identifying the principal diagnosis and secondary diagnoses along with appropriate procedure codes based upon supporting documentation.  Compliance and auditing will be presented.  Prerequisite(s): HCI 140, HCI 211 and HCI 213.  Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week.  Online.  Instructional Support Fee applies.  3 credits  Spring
3 credits
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