Aug 17, 2022  
TCC Catalog 2018-19 
TCC Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIM2235C Advanced Coding - PCS

4 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or better in BSC2086  and BSC2086L .
Corequisite(s): HIM2253C  
This combined lecture/laboratory course continues instruction in the International Classification of Diseases, current procedural terminology and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System. The student will be provided with instruction in the application of guidelines related to abstracting, billing, reimbursement and data-quality management principles of medical coding across all care settings. Students will study complex medical and surgical diagnoses and procedures in the inpatient and outpatient settings. The 3M encoder will be used. Students will cover advanced coding concepts related to hospital diagnosis-related groups, case mix and ambulatory service centers (ASCs). Regulatory changes affecting coding and reimbursement will also be discussed. Lecture: 1 hour. Lab: 3 hours. Does not count toward A.A. degree.