HIM 1201 Introductory Medical Office Coding

Introduction to principles, guidelines and conventions for assigning ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes and CPT procedure codes to patient encounters for physician services. Additional out-of-class assignments are required.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Health Information Management
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: HIM 1101 AND BIO 1121 


  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly apply the rules, principles, and conventions of the CPT coding system in order to appropriately assign codes for the billing of physician services.
  • Apply national guidelines to identify what clinical information is appropriate to code.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, disease process, and medical terminology to correctly interpret clinical documentation.
  • Utilize Alphabetic Index and Tabular List of ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CM to appropriately assign codes for correctly identified diagnoses.
  • Exhibit the professional behaviors, attitudes, and values consistent with and appropriate to the entry-level Health Information Management (HIM) professional.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 4