HIM S258 Coding III (Advanced)
3 credits (3+2)
An in-depth focus on coding issues, including coding validation, data accuracy, coding guidelines and training; and reimbursement and clinical documentation improvement. Impact of coding on financial stability of an organization.
Prerequisite: HIM S155 and HIM S255 or departmental permission.
This online course is for students admitted into the Health Information Management program.
Generally, this course is offered during Fall semester only.
Apply diagnosis and procedure codes according to current guidelines
Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic and procedural coding
Apply diagnostic and procedural groupings
Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic/procedural groupings
Analyze current regulations and established guidelines in clinical classification systems
Determine the accuracy of computer assisted coding to coding scenarios
Identify discrepancies between supporting documentation and coded data
Develop physician queries to resolve data and coding discrepancies
Comply with ethical standards of practice
Analyze the documentation in the health record to ensure it supports the diagnosis and reflects the patient's progress, clinical findings, and discharge status
Verify the documentation in the health record is timely, complete, and accurate
Explain the revenue cycle management process