:: Introduction to Medical Coding
|Dates:||01/13/2014 - 05/16/2014|
|Course Prerequisites:||HLTH 110 Medical Terminology and BUSN 104 Basic
Medical Office, or BUSN 284 Medical Terminology and Procedures and BUSN 170 Records and Information Management, or permission of instructor.
|Course Description:||This course introduces the classification systems employed to organize medical information for future retrieval. The International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) classification system is emphasized including its use for prospective payment systems. Course work focuses on understanding the coding procedures as well as the impact that coding has on the healthcare delivery system (in reimbursements, as well as gathering data for statistics and research). Professional certification in Medical Coding may require work experience and a more advanced course.|
Alternate Technology Access Plan: In registering for a Distance Education course (Cable or Web) the student is responsible for finding immediate alternate access to a computer with Internet connectivity or cable television should that student experience technical difficulties. Technical difficulties can include but are not limited to problems with a student's computer hardware/software; inoperability of a student's VCR or DVR; or lack of service by a student's Internet Service Provider (ISP) or Cable Provider. Technical issues do not constitute the extension of an assignment, project, quiz or exam deadline unless agreed upon by the instructor.
An Alternate Technology Access Plan will be made by the student prior to the start of the semester and should be implemented immediately upon encountering technical difficulties. The student is required to continue course work as a result of having an alternate plan of access while independently resolving any technical issues with hardware/software, VCR/DVD, ISP, or Cable Provider.
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