HIM S260 Data Quality and Reimbursement
2 credits (2+0)
A continuation of HIM S210 with in-depth focus on coding issues, including coding validation, data accuracy, coding guidelines and training; and reimbursement issues including Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs), Ambulatory Patient Classifications (APCs) and Resource Based Relative Value scales (RBRVs). Impact of coding and DRG accuracy on financial stability of facility. Overview of specialist credentials: CCS and CCS-P. Prerequisite: HIM S210 and admission to HIM program or departmental permission.