Nov 21, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog
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HITC 1363 - Classification Systems, Terminologies and Coding I

The current mandated classification system utilized in coding diagnoses and procedures will be examined in detail including associated conventions, guidelines and principles. Variations in coding guidelines based on health care settings will be delineated. Pertinent reference books and publications will be identified. Definitions and reporting guidelines from the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) will be reviewed. Proficiency in coding will be demonstrated through coding exercises and practical applications. Other classifications, taxonomies, nomenclatures, terminologies and clinical vocabularies utilized in reimbursement or managing health information are investigated. Prerequisites: BIOL 1314  and ALDH 1323  with a grade of “C” or better. Includes lab component.



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