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Intermediate Coding

Course Number: 10530165
Credits: 3.00

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Course Description

10-530-165 INTERMEDIATE CODING ...prepares students to assign ICD and CPT/HCPCS codes supported by medical documentation and official coding guidance to support appropriate reimbursement. Students will participate in CDI activities, including preparation of appropriate physician queries in accordance with compliance guidelines (Prerequisites: 10-530-184, CPT Coding, 10-530-197 ICD, Diagnosis Coding, 10-530-199, ICD Procedure Coding; Co-requisite: 10-530-159, Healthcare Revenue Management)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall
  • Spring

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Course Competencies

  1. ASSIGN reportable diagnosis and procedure codes for cases with moderate to advanced clinical complexity
  2. INTERPRET coding advice (Coding Clinic, CPT Assistant, Clinical indicators, etc.) in the process of coding cases with moderate to advanced clinical complexity
  3. ABSTRACT data elements for the purpose of coding, reimbursement, and data collection
  4. PERFORM coding and grouping processes using electronic applications for cases with moderate to advanced clinical complexity
  5. VALIDATE the accuracy of coding (coder/CAC), abstraction and grouping of cases with moderate to advanced clinical complexity
  6. CONDUCT clinical documentation improvement activities