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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. Prerequisites: MCOD100M, MCOD110M and BIOL220M.