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HIM 2275 Home Health Medical Coding

Introduction to principles and medical coding for using ICD-10-CM for coding home health records. Students should possess proficiency in medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology. Additional out-of-class assignments are required. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

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

Prereqs: HIM 1201 AND BIO 1222 

Outcomes

  • Apply ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and CMS regulatory guidelines for home health services, select and sequence ICD-10-CM codes.
  • Apply national guidelines to identify what clinical information is appropriate to code.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy and physiology, disease processes, procedural terms, and medical terminology to correctly interpret clinical documentation.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors, attitudes, and values consistent with and appropriate to the entry-level HIM professional.
  • Apply ICD-10-CM guidelines to locate and sequence codes in simulated home health medical cases.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly apply American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Standards of Ethical Coding to prove understanding of coding compliance, fraud and abuse.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2