Focuses on assigning appropriate codes from the most current edition of International Classification of Diseases Classification Manual through the application of coding conventions and the ICD-9 or 10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Students utilize a manual system to code both clinical statements and scenarios while practicing AHIMA’s Standards of Ethical Coding. Note: A grade of “C” or better is required to continue on to MCOD215M.
MCOD110M - CPT Coding (4-0-4)
Focuses on assigning appropriate procedure codes and modifiers from the current edition of Common Procedural Terminology while adhering to current coding and regulatory guidelines. Students will utilize a manual and computer aided coding system to code clinical services and procedures performed, based upon scenarios and operative reports while practicing AHIMA’s Standards of Ethical Coding. Prerequisite: AHLT110M, Corequisites: BIOL106M or BIOL110M.
MCOD215M - Advanced Coding (3-0-3)
This course expands upon the knowledge gained in MCOD100M and MCOD110M by applying learned concepts to actual patient records. Various coding resources, as well as computer aided coding will be utilized to ensure the accuracy of diagnostic and procedural code groupings. Emphasis will be placed upon accurately identifying the principal diagnosis and secondary diagnosis(es) along with appropriate procedure codes based upon supporting documentation. The impact of documentation on coding and reimbursement will be stressed. Common quality monitoring practices along with compliance and auditing will be discussed. All records will be coded in accordance with AHIMA’s Standards of Ethical Coding.